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The Open Group FACE™ and SOSA™ Consortia TIM (Technical Interchange Meeting) virtual event is an important opportunity to discover new advancements and the progress being made for functionality and interoperability of modular open system environments. The event features Tri-Service experts and select members in the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) and the Sensor Open System Architecture (SOSA) Consortia. The TIM is open to the public and free to attend. Advance registration for the complimentary pass and WebEx access is required. Register no later than March 18, 2021.

Sponsored by AdaCore with additional supporting Sponsors, the TIM is focused to program managers, procurement managers, across all the services as well as their contractors and suppliers.

Don’t miss this important virtual event with distinguished Tri-Service Keynotes and Open Architecture/Open Standards speakers from the Navy, Army, Air Force, and other DoD leadership.


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.


SOSA™ Consortium


The SOSA™ Consortium empowers government and industry to collaboratively develop open standards and best practices to accelerate the deployment of affordable, agile, and composable sensor systems.


The Open Group


The Open Group is a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through technology standards.  Our diverse membership includes customers, systems and solutions suppliers, tool vendors, integrators, academics, and consultants across multiple industries. It is also an enabler for consortium participation by US Government agencies. For further information, visit


AdaCore (Sponsor)


AdaCore is a software company specializing in development and verification tools for building software that matters, including hard real-time safety- and security-critical embedded systems. Founded in 1994, the company is headquartered in New York and Paris and numbers more than 120 employees worldwide. AdaCore’s major products include modern and multi-faceted software development environments that support Ada and also C and C++; a CWE-compatible advanced static analysis tool for Ada; a formal methods-based analysis suite; and a qualifiable and tunable model-based engineering toolset. All are open source and come with complete customer support. These products are targeted to customers who produce critical high-assurance systems, with a large percentage from the mil/aero community. Applications built with AdaCore tools can be found in military and commercial avionics, air traffic management and control, space satellites and launchers, and other aerospace systems.

AdaCore also serves the transportation industry (rail, automotive), developers of high-security software, medical device providers, and other critical domains. AdaCore has been an active contributor to both the technical and business sides of the FACE community since 2012, and is a Principal Member of the FACE Consortium. For further information on AdaCore, the Premier Sponsor of The Open Group FACE and SOSA Consortia Expo & TIM, visit