Date: July 13, 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: Dr. Garrett Thurston
Description: DoD MOSA is an integrated business and technical strategy to achieve competitive and affordable acquisition and sustainment of a new or legacy system or component over the system life cycle. This approach allows the Department to acquire warfighting capabilities, including systems, subsystems, software components, and services, with more flexibility and competition.
Structuring a goal for acquisition success includes affordability, acquisition tradecraft, capability evolution, and overmatch. These holistic MOSA considerations require the use of methods, processes, and tools specific to each project. This webinar will include a demonstration of Dassault Systemes MOSA enabling infrastructure, application, and tools to show that it is possible to program the MOSA goals and structured objectives that are incremental, timebound, business operating model targeted, quantitative, and interdependent aspects into an enterprise phased roadmap.
Please join us for a discussion with Dr. Garrett Thurston. There will be a Q&A portion to the webinar.
Biography: Dr. Garrett Thurston leads the digital transformation and strategy services architecture competencies at Dassault Systèmes. Garrett has worked on a variety of efforts involving MBSE, engineered resilient systems, contributing significantly to the team positioning of future vertical lift (FVL). Historically, Garrett has worked with most of the A&D captures at Dassault Systèmes helping clients see how to derive maximal value from their investment, while shortening their time to value.
Prior to joining Dassault Systèmes, Garrett Thurston built and managed the Aerospace, Defense, and Security division of Foliage, a Boston area product-consulting and development firm acquired by Altran. Projects under his direction included several Boeing 787 systems, Rolls-Royce (large and small engine) regulated product lines initiative, the power distribution system software for X-47B and RATTLRS, Counter-Suicide Bomber Detection System, avionics, and a STANAG-4586 Compliant Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Control System, as well as certain air vehicle onboard systems i.e. laser safety.
Garrett has worked at multiple Aerospace and Defense contractors In these roles he managed budget, schedule, and staff and engaged in a variety of research, development, and manufacturing technology programs for the agencies such as DOE, USAF, NASA, ONR, and DARPA.
- USD(R&E) Modular Open Systems Approach site: https://ac.cto.mil/mosa/
- International Council on Systems Engineering site: https://www.incose.org/
- National Defense Industrial Association site: https://www.ndia.org/
- OMG Standards Development Organization site: OMG | Object Management Group
- For videos of recent MOSA Web Events: Defense Acquisition University (dau.edu)
- Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) Playlist for curated training opportunities:
- WSE027 MOSA Overview and Planning Open Enrollment Workshop: https://icatalog.dau.edu/ONLINECATALOG/courses.aspx?crs_id=12794