MOSA for Defense Summit

April 17-18, 2024
United States
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Key Details Dates: April 17-18, 2024 Venue: The Sunset Room, National Harbor, MD, United States Organizer: Defense Strategies Institute
About MOSA for Defense Summit

The upcoming MOSA for Defense Summit, hosted by the Defense Strategies Institute, offers a platform for stakeholders from the Department of Defense, Military Services, Industry, Academia, and various other crucial sectors to deliberate on the vital necessity of integrating a Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) when designing, developing, delivering, acquiring, and sustaining contemporary defense systems.

The Summit is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered an educational and training forum.

*The Summit is Closed to The Press/ No Recordings*

MOSA for Defense Summit


Where is MOSA for Defense Summit being held?

National Harbor Marina,
137 National Plaza,
Oxon Hill,
Maryland 20745

Topics to be covered

To uphold its competitive advantage amid swift technological advancements, evolving information landscapes, and increasing threat intricacies, the United States is enforcing the adoption of a modular open systems approach (MOSA) in crafting intricate warfighting systems. In this interest, the following topics will be under discussion:

  • Acquiring Interoperable and Adaptable Defense Systems that Evolve to Joint Force Mission Needs
  • DOT&E Insights on MOSA Implementation in Defense Systems
  • Advancing Defense Capabilities Through MOSA
  • The Role of Consortiums in Developing and Maintaining Open Standards for Government and Industry Technologies
  • Driving Standardized Approaches to Promote Efficiency, Cost-Effectiveness, and Interoperability across Defense Systems and Technologies

What to Expect at the 2024 MOSA Summit

Join the MOSA for Defense Summit to network with senior leaders and contribute to discussions focused around advancing open systems architectures and approaches across the Department of Defense.

Delve into the Department of Defense’s initiatives towards implementing this technical and operational strategy, aiming to harness its full advantages, including bolstered competition, heightened innovation, improved interoperability, and efficient system design and deployment.

The 2024 MOSA for Defense Summit will scrutinize methods to seamlessly integrate MOSA, enabling defense programs to promptly adapt to evolving threats by facilitating easier and more cost-effective addition, removal, and replacement of components and subsystems throughout the lifecycle of the system.

This year’s event will feature panel discussions exploring the pivotal role of consortiums in establishing and upholding open standards, the diverse applications of MOSA in Electronic Warfare (EW) and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems, and the potential of MOSA to propel advancements in both manned and unmanned aerial platform design and delivery.

Confirmed Speakers

  • The Honorable Nickolas H. Guertin – Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition
  • Thomas W. Simms, SES – Principal Deputy Executive Director, Systems Engineering and Architecture,
    OUSD R&E
  • Kristen Baldwin, SES – Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology, and Engineering
  • Raymond O’Toole, Jr., PhD, SES – Acting Director, Operational Test & Evaluation
  • Nadine Geier – Director, Systems Engineering, OUSD(R&E)
  • Jason Dirner – MOSA Chief Engineer, MOSA Management Office, Engineering & Systems Integration Directorate, DEVCOM C5ISR Center
  • Harry Sotomayor – Director of Engineering/Chief Systems Engineer, PEO STRI
More Information and Registration

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