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The Open Group Consortia FACE™ and SOSA™
Technical Interchange Meeting (Virtual TIM)
Hosted by NAVAIR PMA-209

23 March 2021, 1100 – 1600 ET

Pacific Time (PT) Eastern Time (ET) Sessions
8:00 -
11:00 - 11:05

Technical Interchange Meeting - Guest Info 
Sally Bixby, in support and on behalf of NAVAIR PMA-209 What to Expect Today

8:05 -
11:05 - 11:15

Welcome and Introduction 
Captain Margaret Wilson , Program Manager, Air Combat Electronics, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR PMA-209)

8:20 -
11:20 - 11:30

NAVAIR Special Guest Speaker

Vice Admiral Dean Peters, Commander, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)

“Open Architecture: Key to Readiness and Speed of Capability Development”

8:35 -
11:35 - 11:45

Distinguished NAVAIR Speaker

Mr. Gary Kurtz, Member of the Senior Executive Service, Program Executive Officer, Aviation Common Systems & Commercial Services (PEO (CS)), Department of the Navy, ASN (RD&A)

“Perspective on Modular Open Systems Approach Adoption Efforts Gaining Speed”

8:50 -
11:50 - 12:20

Keynote Address
Mr. Randall Walden, Member of the Senior Executive Service, Director and Program Executive Officer for the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force

9:20 -
12:20 - 12:55 BREAK
10:00 - 10:30 13:00 - 13:30

U.S. Army Special Guest Speaker
Brigadier General Robert Collins, U.S. Army Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T)
“Implementing C5SIR Modular Open Suite of Standards”

10:35 - 11:35 13:35 - 14:30

Panel Discussion Open Standards – “How Do We Keep Moving Forward, What’s Next”

FACE™, SOSA™, CMOSS, HOST* Go Well Beyond Prototyping and Interoperability Demonstrations

Moderator: Jerry Gipper, Executive Director, VITA Trade Association


Ilya Lipkin, Technical Expert for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Sensors and Engineering Directorate; SOSA™ Steering Committee Chair

Joe Carter, US Army Program Executive Office, Aviation, Acting Systems Engineering Lead; FACE™ Steering Committee Chair

Jason Dirner, Architecture Team Lead, Intel Technology and Architecture Branch, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command C5ISR Center, Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD)

Tyler Robinson, NAWCAD Avionics Engineer, Lead Engineer for the Avionics Architecture Team, NAVAIR PMA-209

11:35 - 12:15 14:35 - 15:15

The Open Group  Future Airborne Capability Environment Session

“FACE™ New Business Guide (v3.0) Overview – Key Updates to Know”


Jason York , Sr. Software Analyst, U.S. Army PEO Aviation support from DEVCOM AvMC / Intrepid, LLC
Brendan O’Donnell , FACE  BWG Vice Chair, U.S. Army PEO Aviation / Strategic Ventures Consulting Group, LLC

12:15 - 13:00 15:15 - 16:00

The Open Group  Sensor Open Systems Architecture Session

"SOSA™   Business Executive Overview: Benefits and Adoption of this New Standard"

SOSA™ Business Working Group Leads and Co-Presenters:

Michael Orlovsky, Senior Scientist, L3Harris Technologies

Valerie Andrew, Strategic Marketing Architect, Elma Electronic

Roy Keeler, Sr. Product & Business Development Mgr., ADLINK Technology

FACE™ – Future Airborne Capability Environment (
SOSA™ - Sensor Open Systems Architecture (
HOST – Hardware Open Systems Technologies (
CMOSS - Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) / Electronic Warfare (EW) Module Open Suite of Standards