Date: April 13, 2023
Speaker: Ms. Rosemary Solomon
Description: The concept of a Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) has become more and more popular across DoD over the past two decades. By using a MOSA, DoD programs avoid some of the Department greatest challenges and reap additional benefits. For these reasons, Congress has repeatedly emphasized MOSA in statute. Most recently, Congress mandated the establishment of repositories for Modular System Interfaces (MSI) and directed an update to policy in order to further the Department's implementation of MOSA.
In response the Congressional direction to establish MSI repositories, the OSD Intellectual Property (IP) Cadre has led a joint working group to stand up these repositories. This webinar will discuss the development our group has gone through, current status of where we are now, and our intended future state. As part of the process, the Services conducted data calls to gather information on existing Standards, Architectures, and interfaces. Based on the information collected, our group will be focusing future effort to sort between unique and shared/common interfaces and modules. Facilitation of MSIs and adoption of common interfaces are key enablers for the Department to successfully design, acquire, and sustain modular open systems.
Please join us for an important discussion with Ms. Rosemary Solomon. There will be a Q&A portion to the webinar.
Rosemary Solomon serves as the Sustainment and Technical Data Management Lead for the Deputy Director for Intellectual Property (IP) Cadre, in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment. She is responsible for coordinating DoD-wide policy and guidance on product support and sustainment data driven analyses required to tailor IP and technical data requirements to the unique characteristics of the program's acquisition and product support strategies. She also co-chairs the OSD Modular Open Systems Working Group, Implementing MOSA Tiger Team with USD R&E. Prior to service on the IP Cadre, Rosemary served as the Policy Director for the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Product Support, ensuring product support and sustainment equities are incorporated into the Defense Acquisition System 5000 series re-write for the Adaptive Acquisition Framework. Rosemary was the lead for the Product Support Management for the Adaptive Acquisition Framework until January of 2021 when she joined the OSD IP Cadre.
- 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
- Let's Be Modular and Open Recorded Webinars (kaltura.com)