Military Embedded Systems

Defense acquisition the focus of upcoming tri-service open architecture demo


August 29, 2019

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

ATLANTA. The Tri-Service Open Architecture Interoperability Demonstration ? a new, exclusive event for the media, acquisition community, and industry influencers ? will be held on January 29, 2020, hosted by the Georgia Tech Research Institute at the GTRI Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The demonstration will immediately follow the conclusion of the Embedded Tech Trends industry forum.

Live demonstrations will guide the audience from systems acquisition and integration to module specification and development, then on to conformance (qualification), and concluding with Open Systems Realization. Industry vendors will join Tri-Service representatives in demonstrations, showing industry and government partnership with CMOSS [Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR)/Electronic Warfare (EW) Module Open Suite of Standards -- Army], HOST [Hardware Open Systems Technologies -- Navy/NAVAIR], SOSA [Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture], and VITA standards development organizations, comprised of more than 70 members (view members at

“This unique showcase will demonstrate a greater maturity and acceptance of Open Architecture development. With FACE, as well as standards defined through HOST, SOSA, CMOSS, several Army, Navy, and Air Force representatives will reveal the ease of interoperability (exchange of hardware and software modules), faster incorporation of innovation and delivery of new capabilities (or replacement technology) to alleviate being forced into changing all components in an entire system. The growing market ecosystem achievement breaks decades-long barriers created by tightly integrated systems, thus allowing new capabilities to be transitioned orders of magnitude faster than the past,” states Sally Bixby, Independent Consultant to NAVAIR PMA-209, and event coordinator for the TSOA-ID.

Speakers at the event will include  Mr. Michael J. Hackert, former lead engineer of the Hardware Open Systems Technologies (HOST) team; Dr. Ilya Lipkin, U.S. Air Force Open Architecture technical expert and chair of The SOSA Consortium Steering Committee; and Mr. Jason Dirner, U.S. Army Team Leader, Intel Technology and Architecture Branch, C5ISR Center.

To request an attendee pass, register at For more details or to confirm a pass (seating is limited), email [email protected]


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