Ann McDonough
Object Management Group
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Object Management Group Chairs Continue Efforts to Forge New Enterprise Standards for Interoperability

Needham, MA - August 08, 2016 - Chairs of task forces participating in the Object Management Group® (OMG®), presented updates about technology processes underway at OMG's quarterly membership meeting, held from June 20-24 in Orlando, Florida, USA. An international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium, OMG is comprised of hundreds of organizations including end-users, vendors, government agencies and academic and research institutions. They work together to develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries such as finance, healthcare, security, space and IIoT. OMG also maintains active relationships with many other standards bodies and consortia as these relationships help reduce duplication (and thus confusion) in the marketplace.

On the last day of the meeting, Chairs summarized what they accomplished during the week and what they intend to achieve in the next quarter:

  • Claude Baudoin, Co-chair of the Business Modeling & Integration Domain Task Force: "The Task Force initiated a discussion of 'information provenance, pedigree and records management.' Having found that the topic is relevant to many others, we established a new working group to explore this further."
  • Dr. Ben Calloni, Co-chair of the Systems Assurance Task Force: "The Systems Assurance Task Force agreed to start work on two new specifications: The Tool Output Integration Framework, a standardized software mechanism to execute and report results from static code analysis tools; and the Semantics for Software Fault Patterns, a standard for more formal specification of software defects."
  • Sanford Friedenthal, Chair of the Systems Engineering Domain Special Interest Group (SE DSIG): "The SE DSIG initiated work to develop the RFP for SysML v2.
  • Larry L. Johnson, member of OMG Board of Directors and co-chair, OMG Records Management Services V1.1 Revision Task Force: "The Preservation and Records Management Working Group of the Government Domain Task Force initiated a new work item to develop a specification for Archival Preservation of Electronic Records in a Cloud Environment."
  • Leonard Levine, DISA Computer Scientist, who co-manages the Liaison Subcommittee of the OMG's Architecture Board: "The Subcommittee is working with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to advance two OMG specifications-UPDM™ and SysML®-as full international standards and to clarify use of ISO copyrighted material in OMG specifications."
  • Ronald W. Townsen, Command, Control, Computing, Communications and Intelligence (C4I) Domain Task Force Co-chair: "The C4I Domain Task Force efforts concluded at the Orlando Technical OMG meeting with the finalization vote to release the new Unified Architecture Framework™ (UAF®) standard, previously known as Unified Profile for DoDAF and MoDAF™ (UPDM) 3.0."
  • Charlotte Wales, Co-chair of the Middleware and Related Services (MARS) Platform Task Force: "MARS reviewed and analyzed responses received to date for the Data Residency RFI and have great hopes to receive many more in response to the webinar conducted on OMG's BrightTalk channel."

To participate in these specifications as well as other ongoing work, please visit http://www.omg.org/public_schedule/. In the meantime, the next OMG TC meeting will be held from September 12-16, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. To register for the upcoming meeting and attend public Special Events, please visit http://www.omg.org/news/meetings/tc/il-16/info.htm.

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