UAF and MBSE Information Day. Monday, March 23, 2015, 09:00 - 12:00, Reston, VA



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Join us on Monday Morning, March 23rd at the Hyatt Reston Town Center Hotel, Reston, VA to hear a focused discussion by keynote presenter, Rory Kinney, Director for Architecture and Engineering, DoD CIO Office, on Architecture and Interoperability within the DoD. In addition, this complimentary Summit explores how to leverage MBSE with Architecture modeling in an integrated and disciplined approach, enabling the modernization of complex systems (Systems of Systems, C4I systems and heavy industry systems), bringing together thought leaders from government, system integrators, the UAF development team, and practitioners to discuss the challenges, strategies, and current and emerging practices, and to inform the user community on the path forward. UAF with MBSE attendees will have the opportunity to exchange experiences and ideas. Today's architecture modeling environment suffers from being an effort to satisfy milestone decisions. Typically the architecture effort is separated from the Systems Engineering (SE) leading to a lack of traceability from the systems requirements to the architecture resulting in interoperable systems. Due to the way that the Architecture models are created they generally consist of static diagrams and provide limited analytical support to the decision maker.

Applying the UAF using an MBSE approach moves the architecture modeling effort to one that is an integral part of SE, helping the systems integrator to develop interoperable systems, with traceability to requirements and across views, using one integrated architecture model that enables impact analysis, gap analysis, trade studies, simulations (what-if scenarios), and engineering analysis.


0830 - 0840 Welcome & Introductions
Richard Soley, Chairman & CEO, Object Management Group
0840 - 0910 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:  Architecture and Interoperability within the DoD
Rory Kinney, Director for Architecture and Engineering, DoD CIO Office

Mr. Kinney's portfolio includes the DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF). This briefing will cover current and future architecture related projects within the Architecture and Engineering directorate.

0910 - 0940 Motivation and Overview for UPDM and Where it is Going
Aurelijus Morkevicius, Ph.D., Senior Solution Architect, No Magic, Inc., and UPDM Co-Chair
Matthew Hause, GTM Solutions Specialist, Fellow, PTC, and UPDM Co-Chair
Graham Bleakley, Ph.D., Senior Solution Architect, Aerospace and Defense, IBM and UPDM Co-Chair

Motivation and Overview for UPDM and where it is going. The three Co-Chairs of the UPDM group have been deeply involved over many years, in leading the work on the OMG's UPDM standard and have a unique insight into the original motivation behind the development of UPDM, how the standard currently works and the current status and progress that has been made towards unifying the various architecture frameworks. These thought leaders will give an overview to these topics in this presentation.

0940 - 1010 Using UPDM for Defense Architectures
Steve W. Mitchell, LM Fellow, Master Architect, INCOSE ESEP, Lockheed Martin

Steven W. Mitchell, Lockheed Martin Fellow and INCOSE ESEP, will address the utility of UPDM for defense architectures to bridge the interface between enterprise and design.

1010 - 1030 Morning Refreshments
1030 - 1110 Using UPDM for Non-military Applications
Lars-Olof Kihlström, Principal Consultant, Syntell AB

Lars-Olof Kihlström is a principal consultant with the Swedish company Syntell AB and has been involved in the UPDM group work in OMG since work started on UPDM version 1. UPDM, based on DoDAF, MODAF and NAF, all originating within the military sphere, is actually more general and can be used to describe architecture for completely non-military usage of equipment.

This presentation discusses the use of UPDM to help manufacturing companies explore soft offers concerning their products as well as acting as a bridge from scenarios where their equipment is being used to actual MBSE based product development.

1110 - 1140 Integrating UPDM with SysML and UML on a DoD Acquisition Program
Paul Vaughan, NGIS Tech Fellow, EPS CAPS Chief Engineer and Architect, Northrop Grumman

Paul Vaughan is a Northrop Grumman Information Systems Tech Fellow with over 35 years in systems engineering of ground systems for communications and satellite control. He is one of the authors of the NG Corporate Systems Engineering Handbook, incorporating ISO 15288 and Model Driven Engineering. He is active in numerous Northrop Grumman MDE and MBSE activities.

This presentation will cover application of Model Driven Engineering methods in a system and software engineering collaboration that provides end-to-end traceability using UPDM, SysML, and UML in an integrated model. User requirements and operational concepts are fully traced to the detailed software design in the model, which is also leveraged for system and software test planning.

1140 - 1210 Use of Data Models for Department of Defense Acquisition
Philomena (Phil) Zimmerman, Deputy Director, Engineering Tools and Environments ODASD(SE)/EE

Phil Zimmerman will provide an overview of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) in Government: Leveraging the 'M' for DoD Acquisition.

1210 - 1230 Discussion and Wrap-up





If you register for the OMG Technical Meeting Week, you do not have to pay additional fee(s) (if applicable) to attend any or all of the special events. If you register only for a specific special event, then the relevant special fees apply. This event is scheduled for the morning only and lunch is not included.

[1 ] DoDAF is the US's Dept. of Defense Architecture Framework
[2 ] MODAF is the UK's Ministry of Defence Architecture Framework
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