Panel 7 - Testing Considerations for Reuse of Weapons System Components
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Open Architecture is a Navy-wide imperative Open Architecture OA is the confluence of business and technical practices yielding modular, interoperable systems that adhere to open standards with published interfaces. This approach significantly increases opportunities for innovation and competition, enables re-use of components, facilitates rapid technology insertion, and reduces maintenance constraints. The adoption of OA principles is expected to deliver increased warfighting capabilities in a shorter time at reduced cost. Adoption of NOA principles will led to faster cycle times for delivery of capability to the Fleet at potentially substantial reduction in cost. But there are issues that the shortened timelines also creates. The acceleration of delivery of upgrades to the Fleet also results in the need for more frequent testing - which also translates to increased cost to test and certify systems for use. As we try to reduce the cost of testing, we still need to provide assurance that our mission critical systems perform as required and are safe to operate. This work needs additional sponsorship to move forward.
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