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

23 March 2021, 1100 – 1600 ET
as of 01 Feb 2021

1100 – 1105 Technical Interchange Meeting – Guest Info

Sally Bixby, in support and on behalf of NAVAIR PMA-209
What to Expect Today…

1105 – 1115

Welcome and Introduction

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

1120 – 1130 NAVAIR Special Guest Speaker

Vice Admiral Dean Peters, Commander, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
“Open Architecture: Key to Readiness and Speed of Capability Development”

1135 – 1145 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”

1150 – 1220 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
1220 – 1255 Break
1300 – 1330 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”

1335 – 1430 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
1435 – 1515 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
1515 – 1600 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
  1. FACE™ – Future Airborne Capability Environment (
  2. SOSA™ – Sensor Open Systems Architecture (
  3. HOST – Hardware Open Systems Technologies (
  4. CMOSS – Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) / Electronic Warfare (EW) Module Open Suite of Standards