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The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture™ (SOSA) Consortium Releases New SOSA Business Guide


San Francisco, California – July 14th, 2022 – The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture™ (SOSA) Consortium has today announced the publication of the SOSA Business Guide, Edition 1.0., a new comprehensive guide for stakeholders in the acquisition, deployment, modernization, and sustainment of sensor systems that support Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5ISR).

With the business model for the sensor market ecosystem undergoing a significant transition from federated systems to plug-in cards, the standardization defined by the SOSA Technical Standard translates into considerable cost savings by reducing time and effort needed to set-up and integrate modules, resulting in substantial benefit to end-customers such as the US Government.

In addition, the rapid portability of SOSA based systems helps industry vendors by standardizing business development and technical activities, thereby reducing spending dollars in customization for similar capabilities.

“We are proud to release the first edition of the SOSA Business Guide, providing readers with the background of the SOSA Consortium, its objectives and organization, while laying out the Consortium’s business strategy and Open Business Model,” said Dr. Ilya Lipkin, SOSA™ Steering Committee Chair and US Air Force Open Architecture Technical Expert.

“As threats to sensing and communications advance and accelerate, the US Government needs to acquire sensor capabilities in a more agile and affordable way than traditional acquisition methods. Moreover, the industry needs a viable business model with real opportunities to compete for business. The Open Group SOSA Consortium provides these differing interests with a balanced open approach where all stakeholders’ needs are fairly represented in a collaborative forum,” added Lipkin.

The SOSA Business Guide is available here. More information about the SOSA Consortium and a list of Members can be found on


About The Open Group:

The Open Group is a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through technology standards. Our diverse membership of more than 870 organizations includes customers, systems and solutions suppliers, tool vendors, integrators, academics, and consultants across multiple industries. Further information on The Open Group can be found at

About The Open Group SOSA™ Consortium:

As sensor systems increase in number, applications, cost and complexity, users need to address issues such as affordability, versatility and capabilities. Sensor systems should be rapidly reconfigurable and reusable by a greater number of stakeholders. The SOSA Consortium enables government and industry to collaboratively develop open standards and best practices to enable, enhance, and accelerate the deployment of affordable, capable, interoperable sensor systems.

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