Advanced Rate Discount: Register by August 12, 2016 to save up to $100!


Advanced Rate Discount: Register by August 12, 2016 to save up to $100!


Advanced Rate Discount: Register by August 12, 2016 to save up to $100!

Defense Daily’s ninth annual Open Architecture Summit, taking place October 18, 2016 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., will emphasize how open architecture requirements can help the Defense Department keep pace with commercial technology. Enshrined in the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act is greater reliance on modular, open systems that can rapidly upgraded as new technologies and capabilities emerge. Now Congress and DoD weapons buyers must find ways to include open architecture as a requirement for certain acquisition programs.

Advanced Rate Discount: Register by August 12 to save up to $100!

In 2016, open architecture is no longer an ethereal concept; there are now real-life case studies on how open architecture has benefited the defense industry and established baseline capabilities that can be rapidly refreshed. The 2016 Open Architecture Forum will focus on these case studies and high-level strategic updates on programs, projects, and initiatives. The agenda will include:

  • Keynotes from top government officials
  • Implementation case studies and results
  • Flag Officers Panel
  • Open architecture in the cyber environment – threats, challenges, and opportunities
  • Electronic warfare
  • Business opportunities for organizations working with the government

“It’s no secret that the Defense Department is an adopter of technology rather than an innovator and the current system is woefully slow to field new equipment to troops,” said Dan Parsons, Defense Daily reporter and conference chair. “With his NDAA, Rep. Mac Thornberry demonstrated that Congress gets it. Open architectures, applied correctly, can speed technologies to the field. With gear becoming ever more software-based, it doesn’t make sense for the Pentagon to buy anything with a proprietary interface in this day and age.”

Open Architecture Summit will feature senior national defense and security officers, as well as flag officers from the acquisition community, to discuss the latest efforts in their programs , and take a look toward where open architectures are headed in the years to come. Attendees will:

  • Gain knowledge of how the government is implementing open architecture systems and practices and how obstacles are being overcome.
  • Get an understanding of the implications and opportunities for industry and government.
  • Learn how government and industry are seeking to tackle difficult problems and find common ground-particularly on the contentious issue of data rights.
  • Hear from and network with some of the leading proponents of open architecture systems throughout government and industry.


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