Ann McDonough
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Object Management Group Chairs Build Momentum for Technology Standards
Latest quarterly membership meeting focus on systems modeling, retail, business architecture and C4I

NEEDHAM, Mass. – April 23, 2019 Chairs of the Object Management Group® (OMG®) Task Forces (TFs) and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) presented updates about their standards work during a plenary session on the last day of the OMG quarterly membership meeting, which took place from March 18-22, 2019 in Reston, Virginia.

OMG is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium where members develop and maintain standards that influence the future direction of technology as well as industries including space, government, finance, manufacturing, robotics, retail and healthcare.
The following Chairs reported on their groups' accomplishments:

  • Claude Baudoin, co-chair of the Business Modeling & Integration Domain Task Force (BMI DTF) and Owner and Principal consultant at cébé IT and Knowledge Management: “The Business Modeling & Integration BMI DTF was pleased to hear that the three submitter teams that responded to the Business Architecture Core Metamodel (BACM) RFP have agreed to work together toward a single joint submission. In addition, an RFP for a Standard Business Report Model (SBRM) is under preparation.”
  • Sanford Friedenthal, chair of the Systems Engineering Domain Special Interest Group (SE DSIG) and Consultant at SAF Consulting: “The SE DSIG included a presentation and demonstration by the SysML® v2 Submission Team (SST) co-leads on their progress since the last SE DSIG meetings, along with a series of presentations from Boeing, Ford, BAE Systems, and IBM on their application of model-based practices. OMG hosted the Meet & Greet: SysML Update on Monday evening, which included short presentations on SysML v1.6, and plans for SysML v1.7 and SysML v2, and an opportunity to meet with SysML end users and vendors.”
  • Bart McGlothin, chair of the Retail Domain Task Force and Solution Architect at Cisco “Great discussions with great people, issued a new RFP for Digital Receipt, and updated our roadmap with new projects in: security, cloud, and location (read more).”
  • Robert Martin, chair of the Structured Assurance Case Metamodel™ (SACM™) 2.0 Finalization Task Force and Senior Principal Engineer at MITRE: “The SACM™ 2.1 RTF report, which includes a set of graphical notations that represent the full set of argumentation concepts in SACM, was approved by the Architecture Board.”
  • Dr. Jeffrey E. Smith, co-chair of the Analysis and Design Platform Task Force (ADTF) and Chief Systems Engineer at the Multi Agency Collaboration Environment: “The ADTF passed motions on revising the API4KB, MVF, Saftey and Reliability Profile, IMM™ and MARTE 2.0 RFI submissions as well as had presentations about: Onto State Machine Modeling, SysML V2 Submission Overview and Status, (Onto) Behavior Verification, UML® 3.0 - Is it time to refactor the specification, Review of Current SMIF Submission and Process Presentation and on the Thales MARTE 2.0 RFI responses.”
  • Charlotte Wales, co-chair of the Middleware and Related Services (MARS) PTF and Lead Software Engineer at The MITRE Corporation: “MARS had a very active meeting with several processes reporting progress, excellent collaboration with other OMG groups (e.g., Finance DTF and Blockchain PSIG), and initial interactions with The Open Group's FACE™ Consortium."
  • Matt Wilson, co-chair of Consultation, Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence Domain Task Force (C4I DTF) and Vice President and Principal Engineer at SimVentions: “The C4I DTF is working on a FACE Profile for UAF®, submissions for DDS™ Monitoring and C2INav, and drafting requirements for other C4I technologies.”

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