UAF & MBSE Summit. March 14, 2016, Reston, VA USA. 08:30-12:00



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Join us on Monday Morning, March 14th at the Hyatt Reston Town Center Hotel, Reston, VA for the second UAF with MBSE Summit. 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.

The Unified Architecture Framework® (UAF®) and Profile (UAFP)
The UAFP is a response to the "UML® Profile for DoDAF/MODAF" Request for Proposal c4i/13-09-11 (UPDM 3.0 RFP.)1 UAFP enables the extraction of specified and custom views from an integrated architecture description (AD) in support of a model-based systems engineering (MBSE) approach. The views describe a system from a set of stakeholders' concerns such as security or information. The UAFP specification supports the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) 2.02, the Ministry of Defence Architecture Framework (MODAF), Security Views from Canada's Department of National Defense Architecture Framework (DNDAF) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Architecture Framework (NAF) v 3.1. The core concepts in the UAF domain metamodel used to specify the UAFP are based upon the DoDAF 2.0.2 Domain Metamodel (DM2) and the MODAF ontological data exchange mechanism (MODEM, which is intended to provide the basis for the next version of NAF). The intent is to provide a standard representation for AD support for Defense Organizations. UAFP is also intended to support a standard representation for non-defense organizations' ADs as part of their Systems Engineering (SE) technical processes. The associated UAF metamodel (see c4i/2015-10-2) intent is to improve the ability to exchange architecture data between related tools that are UML/SysML® based and tools that are based on other standards. UAFP v 1.0 will support the capability to:

  • model architectures for a broad range of complex systems, which may include hardware, software, data, personnel, and facility elements;
  • Model Security Controls, their applicability, Threat, Risk And Risk Mitigation, IAW DODI 8510.01, "Risk Management Framework (RMF) for DoD Information Technology (IT)," March 12, 2014;
  • model consistent architectures for system-of-systems (SoS) down to lower levels of design and implementation;
  • support the analysis, specification, design, and verification of complex systems;
  • improve the ability to exchange architecture information among related tools that are SysML based and tools that are based on other standards
Dr. Tim Rudolph

Keynote Speaker:

Risk Management Framework (RMF) and Architecture
Dr. Tim Rudolph, SL, Ph.D., CSEP, CISSP, AFLCMC CTO (View Dr. Rudolph's Bio)


0800 - 0810 Welcome & Introductions
0810 - 0840 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:  Risk Management Framework (RMF) and Architecture
Dr. Tim Rudolph, SL, Ph.D., CSEP, CISSP, AFLCMC CTO

Rising system complexity, inexorable rise of software dependence, observed rise in rework with software changes, and the Project Management Office (PMO) and contractor culture are "addicted" to custom engineering. Can we provide a means to tie Threat, Vulnerability, and Risk Data (TVRD) into architectural artifacts? Is there a way to aggregate or roll up TVRD from the line-replaceable-unit to the top level system (and/or mission function) consistent with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Risk Model?

0840 - 0920 System Design in a SoS Context with MBSE
Sanford Friedenthal, INCOSE and OMG Systems Engineering Domain Special Interest Group Chair

Clearly, systems today must support the demands imposed by widely varying mission applications associated with different system-of-systems (SoS) contexts. A system must be designed to be interoperable with different systems in different environments, and often perform different functions with different performance requirements. This presentation illustrates how an MBSE approach with SysML can begin to address the challenges of designing systems in an SoS context.

0920 - 1040 An Introduction to the Unified Architecture Framework (UAF)
Graham Bleakley, Ph.D., Principal Consultant, Systems Engineering & Architecture Frameworks, IBM and OMG UPDM Co-Chair
Aurelijus Morkevicius, Ph.D., Senior Solution Architect, No Magic, Inc., and OMG UPDM Co-Chair
Matthew Hause, GTM Solutions Specialist, Fellow, PTC, and OMG UPDM Co-Chair
1040 - 1100 Morning Refreshments
1100 - 1130 Development of a Reference Architecture Using UPDM™ and SysML™
Tamara Hambrick, INCOSE
M. Tolbert, INCOSE

This presentation will focus on an orchestrated Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) methodology using No Magic® CAMEO EA®'s implementation of Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF (UPDM)™ 2.1 for a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) with usage relationships to existing interface data languages and schemas exposed as UML™ base classes. Utilizing Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise (DI2E) service taxonomy as the reference model for the logical architecture, the architectural constructs of UPDM™ enables an architecture environment where third party-deployed components can be leveraged and reused through the flexible connectivity of applications implemented as services.

1130 - 1200 Using the UAF in a Civilian Context with Services to Enhance Product Usage
Lars-Olof Kihlström M.Sc, Phys. Eng., Principal Consultant, Syntell AB

The presentation describes the ongoing use of UAF as a means of defining efficient coordinated use of machines used in heavy construction as well as the ability to use UAF to define services that can then be tested based on logical as well as resource scenarios where heavy construction equipment is used. The presentation will also explain the use of a similar approach that was used in the development of the enhanced SAR example in an appendix to the UAF OMG submission.

1200 - 1220 The In-progress Standard for Operational Threat and Risk Information Sharing and Analytics
Cory Casanave, President & CEO, Model Driven Solutions

The OMG is in the later stages of a standards process to federate and integrate operational threat and risk information from multiple sources, technologies, domains and standards. This federation is being accomplished by means of a conceptual model with mappings to multiple data formats including STIX (Structured Threat Information Sharing) & NIEM (National Information Exchange Model). Implementations of this standard will be able to combine threat and risk information for advanced analytics and to translate between data formats. This presentation will summarized the intent of the initiative and current state of the standards effort. Sessions specific to threat and risk will continue in the afternoon.

1220 - 1230 Summary

Companion Event Notice
If you're around Monday afternoon, please join us for the Cross Domain Threat and Risk Charting and Analytics Information Day. This complimentary afternoon session describes the Threat/Risk Profile in detail. This event includes both cross-domain enterprise architecture and cross domain threat and risk analytics. Information providers, consumers, aggregators and analysis are encouraged to join in our initiative.


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.


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