Thursday, October 18, 2012 7:30AM - 5:00PM
7:30 a.m. - Registration Opens
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Continental Breakfast
8:30a.m. - Opening remarks
8:35 a.m. - 9:15 - Morning Keynote Introduction/Morning Keynote: Sean Stackley, Assistant Secretary of the Navy For Research, Development and Acquisition (invited)
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Panel 1: Flag Officer Panel
Is OA Driving Efficiency Up and Cost Down?
A panel of senior acquisition officers discusses whether OA has produced the expected results. Has OA so far been successful in adding efficiencies and speed to technology insertion and refresh, and ultimately, getting them to the warfighter? Is OA showing the promise of reduced total life cycle costs versus legacy programs? Is OA contributing to faster test and evaluation cycles while reducing those costs?
- Technology Insertion and Refresh
- Aligning Programs
- Knocking Down Barriers to OA
- Reducing Test and Evaluation Costs
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Networking Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Panel 2: Embracing and Implementing Open Architecture
An update on progress in embracing and implementing OA standards. Are architectures being made more publicly available to open the door for innovation and keep costs down? Can implementing OA be incentivized on specific programs as a tool to move away from the legacy approach? What institutionalized obstacles and challenges are program managers facing when it comes to introducing OA standards to their respective programs? What are the lessons learned? Is re-competing programs generating the expected results? How are cooperation and commonality being achieved on the road to introducing more OA systems? How is the Pentagon countering vendor lock?
- Incentivizing OA
- Publishing Architectures
- Re-competing programs
- Cooperation and Commonality
- Breaking Vendor Lock
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon Keynote Introduction
Luncheon Keynote: Mary Lacey, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (invited)
1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Panel 3: Open Architecture Going DoD-Wide
The Department of Defense in December issued its Open Systems Architecture Contract Guidebook for Program Managers. There are other initiatives throughout the Pentagon, such as Defense Information Systems Agency's Forge SHARE and Naval Air Systems Command's FACE - which has been joined by the Army. How are the contracting guidelines being applied throughout the Department and the services? How are they being tailored to the needs of the acquisition agencies and commands? How can the guidelines evolve into measurable requirements? Are there limitations?
- New DoD Guidelines
- Driving Innovative Competition Through Data Rights
- Tailoring DoD Guidelines to Avionics
- Software Reuse and Open Interfaces
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Networking Break
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Panel 4: Perspectives from Industry
Getting the defense industry on board with OA has historically been a challenge for the Pentagon, but firms have taken notice the OA is here to stay. A panel of executives from companies large and small will discuss how industry is adapting to an OA environment, the steps underway to make OA interfaces more publicly available, and how they are competing and integrating third party components. How can industry be better incentivized to meet OA standards and do its part in breaking vendor lock? What is industry learning from the commercial sector? Are OA benchmarks being adequately addressed in RFPs? Where are the new business opportunities?
- How is Industry Adapting?
- Succeeding in an Open Architecture Environment and New Business Opportunities
- Publishing Open Architecture Interfaces
- Competing and Integrating Third Party Components
- Integrating OA into RFPs
4:45 p.m. - Closing remarks