Date: January 12, 2023
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET (10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PT)
Who Should Attend: Government, Military, and Industry at all levels who want to learn and apply the tenets and principles of Modular Open Systems Approach to promote change and collaboration within DoD programs and projects.
Speaker: Mr. David McDaniel
Description: MOSA (Modular Open System Approach) is an integrated business and technical strategy employing a modular design to achieve competitive and affordable acquisition and sustainment. Unified Architecture Framework (UAF) and Systems Modeling Language (SysML) are being used increasing in industry and DoD has an interest in industry convergence. But the DoD Enterprise Architecture (EA) community also wants to break away from architecture as templates to be filled-out which can seem like filling out a government form – this is not what architecting should be.
DoD wants to evolve towards usage focus, in which the architects determine the architecture data to be developed based upon actual uses of the data. At the same time, DoD wants architectures to be better integrated and to dovetail-with and flow-into downstream systems engineering processes and model development, in particular Digital Engineering and MBSE. Further use of Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis (MSA) tools and techniques is desired to evaluate architecture alternatives. Yet further downstream, DoD seeks architecture methodologies that flow into software engineering and modernized software development, e.g., DevSecOps.
Please join us for an important discussion on DoD's goal of a new architecture framework that will support modernization, optimization, and integration goals and objectives. There will be a Q&A portion to the webinar.
Biography: Mr. David McDaniel has 40 years' experience as an innovator in enterprise architecture, systems and software engineering, and data fusion. His first work on architecture was in the mid-1980's, developing the US Navy's System Engineering Handbook Battle Force Architecture document for the Naval Sea Systems Command. When the C4ISR Framework was being developed in the early 1990's, Mr. McDaniel was brought onto the panel to help on systems engineering views. He was also the Navy representative for the C4ISR Framework's meta model, the Core Architecture Data Model (CADM). In the latter 1990's, his Silver Bullet team supported the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in developing the Naval C4ISR Architecture, in defining the methodology and in the creation and maintenance of architecture "picklists" and an architecture data repository called the Naval Architecture Database (NAD). Owing to the success of NAD, the team went on to enlarge the database Navy-wide, called the Department of the Navy (DoN) Integrated Architecture Database (DIAD). In parallel, Mr. McDaniel has since worked on DoDAF 1.5 and 2.0 and developed the DoDAF Meta Model (DM2) using the International Defence Enterprise Architecture Specification (IDEAS) ontology in which he had been the principal US participant for several years. He continues to advance digital architectures by developing the DoD Information Enterprise Architecture (IEA) in a DM2 database and XML format and through engagement with the Object Management Group (OMG) for a new architecture framework that leads to digitization, agility and fit with DevSecOps, and integration with Digital Engineering and Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).