The Open Group Launches New Content Critical to FACE™ Approach

~ Future Airborne Capability Environment Business Guide, Version 3.0, explains of value of FACE Approach for both industry and Government ~


San Francisco, California  – March 09, 2021: The Open Group, the vendor-neutral technology consortium, is pleased to announce the launch of the Future Airborne Capability Environment™ Business Guide (FACE), Version 3.0.

This guide delivers additional critical industry information on the value proposition and business case for the FACE Approach. Specific enhancements include:

  • A more detailed description of the FACE Approach
  • Recent Department of Defense, Army, Navy, and Air Force Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) policy and guidance
  • Details on how the FACE Approach addresses all 5 Principles of MOSA

“The FACE Business Guide, Version 3.0, further highlights the value of using the FACE Approach, providing additional clarity around how both customers and suppliers can realize the business benefits,” said Steve Nunn, President and CEO of The Open Group. “In addition, it is a significant milestone which demonstrates maturity and alignment, to recent MOSA policy. I applaud Member organizations of the FACE Consortium Business Working Group for this achievement and look forward to the accelerated adoption of the FACE Technical Standard and FACE Business Approach.”

“With emerging threats and limited resources, our leadership has challenged us to provide more capabilities to our warfighters faster with less funding by utilizing Modular Open Systems Approach,” stated Joe Carter, FACE Consortium Steering Committee Chair and US Army PEO Aviation G10 Systems Engineering Branch Chief.  “The FACE Consortium was an early adopter of all the aspects, including an established conformance certification program, which now form the 5 Principles of MOSA.  This FACE Business Guide effectively explains the value of the FACE Approach for both government and industry.”

The guide is available to download here.

For more information about the FACE™ Consortium, please visit



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