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Object Management Group Chairs Continue Momentum To Advance Interoperability Technology Standards
Chairs Steer Direction of Future Standards Work at Chicago TC Meeting

Needham, MA - October 25, 2016 - Task Force chairs of the Object Management Group® (OMG®) delivered updates about the technology processes underway at OMG's quarterly membership meeting from September 12-15 in Chicago, Illinois. An international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium, the OMG is a neutral forum where its membership of end-users, vendors, government agencies, universities and research institutions develop and revise standards that address a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries.

On the meeting's last day, the following Chairs described their accomplishments during the week and what they intend to achieve in upcoming meetings:

  • Claude Baudoin, co-chair of the Business Modeling & Integration Task Force and Owner and Principal Consultant at cébé IT and Knowledge Management: "The TF continued to refine its understanding of what to request in a forthcoming RFP for a Business Architecture Metamodel, and has also defined a first list of questions to be asked of the community in an RFI on all aspects of risk management modeling (business as well as operational risks)." Also a member of the Data Residency Working Group, Mr. Baudoin reported that the group discussed findings from the RFI responses received a few months ago, reviewed the outline of a discussion paper on the subject, and is soliciting help in writing the various sections of the paper. He also moderated the OMG's IIoT Challenges and Opportunities session which was a complimentary event open to the public on Thursday, September 15th. He stated, "The meeting delivered a lot of information through seven presentations that covered systems assurance, modeling systems of systems, how the Industrial Internet Consortium® is advancing the understanding of the IIoT, the role of OMG's Data-Distribution Service™ standard, and more."
  • Matthew Hause, co-chair of the Unified Architecture Framework® Profile (UAF®) 1.0 Finalization Task Force and GTM Technical Specialist, Engineering Fellow, PTC: "The UAF Group worked with Systems Assurance to integrate threat and risk into the UAF architecture framework."
  • Sanford Friedenthal, Systems Engineering Domain Special Interest Group (DSIG) chair and Consultant at SAF Consulting: "The Systems Engineering DSIG completed a year-long effort to baseline an initial concept for a system modeling environment, which will be used as a basis for deriving the requirements for the SysML® v2 RFP."
  • Len Levine, Defense Information Systems Agency Computer Scientist, who co-manages the Liaison Subcommittee of the OMG's Architecture Board: "The Liaison Subcommittee expects OMG UPDM™ and SysML to be ISO international standards by end of this calendar year."
  • Kenichi Nakamura, chair of the Hardware Abstraction Layer for Robotic Technology™ 1.0 Finalization Task Force (HAL4RT™) and Director of Japan Embedded Systems Technology Association (JASA): "We discussed the issues of the HAL4RT version 1.0-Beta1 specification."
  • Kenneth Rubin, co-chair of the Healthcare Domain Task Force and Director of Standards and Interoperability at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Knowledge Based Systems: "The Healthcare Task Force is broadening its 'net', both re-opening the 'Letter of Intent' for our Coordination of Care work to respond to increased community interest, as well as commencing with plans to conduct a business process modeling summit in Coronado exploring the viability of sharable clinical processes and workflows that would be portable across sites, EHR products, and institutions."
  • Ronald W. Townsen, Command, Control, Computing, Communications and Intelligence Domain Task Force co-chair and Chief Engineer, General Dynamics Mission Systems: "The TF is starting work on a Combat Management System Navigation System Interface RFP (CMSNSI); DDS™ Monitoring RFP to allow systems to understand health of DDS/DDS Security networks and is continuing work on TACSIT Data Interface RFP Response. The TF is also planning for a Cyber Security Workshop at the December and March meetings."
  • Dennis E. Wisnosky, EDMC, Senior Consultant - Head of FIBO Development, "The Enterprise Data Management Council Financial Industry Business Ontology® (FIBO®) introduced and the OMG Architecture Board voted to add three additional domains as specifications: Business Entities, Indices and Indicators, and Financial Business Concepts."

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