Every month the McHale Report will host an online roundtable with experts from the defense electronics industry – from major prime contractors to defense component suppliers. Each roundtable will explore topics important to the military embedded electronics market. This month we discuss Department of Defense (DoD) open architecture initiatives, board-level standards from VITA and PICMG, [...]
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona. A demand for commonality is driving procurement and technology development within the Department of Defense (DoD). This webcast of industry experts will cover how various DoD open architecture initiatives such as the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) and Hardware Open Systems Technologies (HOST) are working together to shorten fielding times, lower life cycle costs, leverage economies of scale, and promote reuse. Michael Hackert of the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Jerry Gipper, Executive Director of the VITA Standards Organization will lead a discussion on these challenges on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 11 am Est. in a webcast titled "Enabling Open Architectures and Commonality in Military Systems."
Custom designs and closed architectures are quickly becoming anachronisms, as commonality and interoperability of components are now standard requirements in military programs. More than two decades have passed since the famous commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) initiative hit the U.S. military market, and today common standards and COTS are now essential factors in every defense procurement equation. In [...]