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The Open Group FACE™ and SOSA™ Consortia To Host Technical Interchange Meeting and Expo at MOSA Industry & Government Summit in Atlanta

San Francisco, CA - August 23, 2023 - The Open Group FACE™ and SOSA™ Consortia have announced that the annual FACE & SOSA Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) and Expo have been incorporated into the inaugural Modular Open System Approach (MOSA) Industry and Government Summit & Expo, taking place in Atlanta, GA September 18-19, 2023.  

As Premium Partners, The Open Group FACE and SOSA Consortia will participate in the industry event that brings together the Office of the US State Department (OSD), services, industry, and academia in an effort to collaboratively work on the challenging problems of MOSA.  

Event attendees will hear from a range of experts during a multitude of keynotes, panel discussions, and more intimate breakout sessions. Participating organizations will also showcase solutions from Aviation Mission Computing Environment (AMCE), Dynamic Airspace and Mission Planning Environment (DAMPE), to Airborne Radio Control (ARCM). Other solutions that will be discussed and demonstrated include Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE), Common Pilot Vehicle Interface (PVI), Degraded Visual Environment (DVE), Link 16, C5ISR, navigation, power distribution, unmanned vehicle control, Modeling, Simulation, and Training (MS&T), and readiness.  

Steve Nunn, President and CEO of The Open Group commented: “Events like these play a key role in facilitating industry discussions about the latest trends and developments contributing to the evolution of open standard solutions. Building on the success of previous Technical Interchange Meetings, The Open Group is an integral part of the 2023 MOSA Summit and Expo, and we’re looking forward to seeing over 85 FACE and SOSA Member organizations exhibiting at the Expo.” 

The Expo will feature over 130 exhibitors, including AFLCMC, C5ISR, DEVCOM AvMC, NAVAIR, PEO Aviation, their industry partners, and others, who will perform real demonstrations of MOSA using aspects of the FACE and/or SOSA Technical Standards.  

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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 900 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 FACE™ Consortium 

The FACE™ Consortium is a government, academia, and industry partnership formed to define an open avionics environment for all military airborne platform types. It has since grown into an aviation-focused professional group made up of industry suppliers, customers, and users. It provides a vendor-neutral forum for industry, academia, and government to work together to develop and consolidate the open standards, best practices, guidance documents, and business strategy. These objectives promote acquisition of affordable software systems, innovation, rapid integration of portable capabilities across global defense programs, and higher efficiency to deploy capabilities. 

About SOSA™ Consortium 

The Open Group 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. SOSA is creating open system reference architectures applicable to military and commercial sensor systems and a business model that balances stakeholder interests. The architectures employ modular design and use widely supported, consensus-based, non-proprietary standards for key interfaces. 

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