Reform Week III. Open Systems Concepts & Application to DoD Weapon Systems
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC
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This seminar addresses the Open Systems Approach OSA to weapons system design, one of the centerpieces of DoD acquisition reform. The seminar focuses on the OSA as an integrated technical and business strategy that defines key interfaces for a weapon system and facilitates the use of standards widely supported and used by commercial industry. It is an innovative way of doing business, which allows program managers the flexibility to leverage the creativity and competitive pressures of the commercial marketplace to find less costly solutions for weapon systems. One of the objectives of the seminar is to highlight new techniques for designing weapons systems using an Open Systems Approach. A short exercise has been included in the seminar where participants will select a standard interface for a system using the concepts and techniques taught in the seminar.
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis