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National Defense Industrial Association's (NDIA) Top Recommendations on Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) Implementation

July 15, 2020, 5:00-6:00 PM CDT

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Having evolved over decades of what some would say were “missed opportunities”, the re-imagined Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) today can be defined as “an integrated business and technical strategy to achieve competitive and affordable acquisition and sustainment over the system life cycle”.  The technical objective in implementing this approach, mandated by Congress, is to ensure that systems are designed with highly cohesive, loosely coupled, and severable modules that can be competed separately and acquired from various, diverse suppliers.  Numerous diverse benefits and opportunities are afforded by MOSA to acquirers and suppliers alike, but there are also various risks to be considered as well.

This presentation will review specifics of the MOSA implementation recommendations developed and being released now in a white paper by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Systems Engineering Architecture Committee. This committee, comprised of various members of the defense industry – including contractors, DoD, and the services, applied objectivity, insight, and lessons learned to deduce and inform each recommendation.  By using systems engineering principles to explore and understand the attributes of system modularity and openness, it will be explained what needs to be done today to achieve MOSA implementation success for stakeholders – once and for all.

Upcoming INCOSE Events

2019-Q3 INCOSE-MGC Strategic Planning Meeting

3579 Pennridge Dr.

This strategic planning meeting will focus on what needs to be done for third quarter 2019 chapter events and programs. The meeting is primarily for chapter board members, but any chapter member who wants to help is invited to attend, just send an email to for more information and access to materials.

  • What: 2019-Q3 INCOSE-MGC strategic planning meeting
  • When: Wednesday, June 26, 16:30-18:30
  • Where: Sports Cafe, 3579 Pennridge Dr., Bridgeton, MO
  • Why: Help us plan and execute chapter programs
  • For more information: See the chapter Connect site for more information.

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