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  • OMG Practical Guide to Cloud Service Agreements (v3.0)
    OMG Practical Guide to Cloud Service Agreements (v3.0)
    Karolyn A. Schalk, IBM Hybrid Cloud SaaS; Prasad Siddabathuni, Edifecs; Claude Baudoin, cébé ITKM Recorded: Apr 10 2019 62 mins
    The Object Management Group (OMG) is proud to announce that its Cloud Working Group, successor to the Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC), has produced a new version of its widely used “Practical Guide to Cloud Service Agreements.” The Guide explains what is contained in a CSA, what its various clauses mean, and how a cloud customer can decide what is in its interest or not. In this version 3.0, several sections have been expanded and clarified, making the Guide even more of a necessary companion to the IT Manager who seeks to evaluate and compare cloud service offerings. Several leaders of this revision effort will discuss the content of the Guide and explain how to use it.
  • KEYNOTE: Government of Canada commitment to enabling interoperability
    KEYNOTE: Government of Canada commitment to enabling interoperability
    Teresa D’Andrea, Director Enterprise Interoperability, Treasury Board of Canada Recorded: Dec 20 2018 24 mins
    The Government of Canada has made a strong commitment to enabling interoperability, but what does that mean, and how do we make it happen? The Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) has launched several key initiatives including OneGC, the Digital Exchange Platform, and API Store which all rely on the ability to share data between programs, with provinces, and with industry. This discussion will cover how TBS is approaching interoperability by providing leadership, defining standards, and ensuring that an interoperability ecosystem is available for departments and agencies to leverage.
  • Secure Network Communications (SNC)
    Secure Network Communications (SNC)
    Jeffrey Smith, Ph.D., Chief Systems Engineer and E2 Lead, Multi Agency Collaboration Environment, Sierra Nevada Corporation Recorded: Dec 20 2018 20 mins
    The OMG is working on a Secure Network Communications (SNC) specification. This specification will add new technology and modeling techniques to the existing Software Based Communications (SBC) standard, previously titled the Software Communication Architecture (SCA) standard, and originally developed for the U.S. Department
    of Defense Joint Tactical Radio System for the next generation of radio systems. OMG is looking to modernize this standard and build commercial adoption. This effort is led by the OMG Secure Networking Communications (SNC) Working Group to modernize the standard with cybersecurity and networking capabilities, parametric SysML® models,
    automated software code generation and High Performance Embedded Computing standard toolboxes.
  • System Assurance
    System Assurance
    Djenana Campara, CEO, KDM Analytics Co-chair, OMG System Assurance Task Force Recorded: Dec 19 2018 24 mins
    The OMG System Assurance (SysA) Task Force is bound by the notion that system and software assurance is focused on the management of risk and the assurance of safety, security, and dependability within the context of system lifecycles. The fundamental goal of the SysA Task Force is a community-developed practical set of specifications/ standards for industry, academia, and the government. The hypothesis is that, if the community can come to an agreement on this complex discipline’s definition and scope, the specifications/standards will come together more quickly and accelerate progress towards the goal of resilient, dependable, and robust systems.
    This presentation will review the SysA supported specifications, current work-in-progress, and roadmap for the future.
  • OMG C4I Task Force:  Combat Management Systems
    OMG C4I Task Force: Combat Management Systems
    Simon Mettrick, BAE Systems and Matt Wilson, Simventions Recorded: Dec 7 2018 20 mins
    This presentation will highlight some of the key initiatives being executed by the members of the OMG C4I Task Force including:
    *Open Architecture Radar Interface Standard (OARIS)
    *Tactical Situation (TACSIT) Specification
    *Alert Management Service (ALMAS)
    Recorded at the OMG TC Meeting in Ottawa, Canada
  • Business Architecture and Architecture Driven Modernization
    Business Architecture and Architecture Driven Modernization
    William Ulirch, President, Business Architecture Guild and Co-Chair, OMG Architecture-Driven Modernization Task Force Recorded: Dec 7 2018 31 mins
    Architecture Driven Modernization involves taking a holistic approach to transforming application, data and technical architectures, which includes applying a business-driven approach through business architecture. The OMG Architecture Driven Modernization Task Force has been developing industry standards for the past 15 years for assessing, representing and measuring software systems from a variety of perspectives. The presentation will cover:
    *Business-driven IT architecture transformation
    *Architecture transformation challenges, expectations and realities
    *Architecture-driven modernization case studies and reference points
    *A discussion of standards supported by the OMG Architecture-Driven Modernization Task Force (ADM TF)
  • Unified Architecture Framework® (UAF®)
    Unified Architecture Framework® (UAF®)
    OMG UAF Co-Chairs: Matthew Hause, PTC; Graham Bleakley, IBM; Aurelijus Morkevicius, No Magic Recorded: Dec 6 2018 55 mins
    The Unified Architecture Framework® (UAF®) specification is used for modeling systems of systems. UAF was developed by a diverse group of tool vendors, end users, academia, and government representatives at the OMG. It has the full support of the US Department of Defense (DOD) and the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD). It is a DOD mandated standard. Its foundation in UML/SysML improves the integration between architectural framework modeling and system modeling to support post-acquisition lifecycle design and implementation.

    This presentation provides an overview of SysML, a brief introduction to how UAF will provide a standard means of expressing DoDAF, NAF and MODAF using SysML, an overview of the UAF views and viewpoints and language concepts, and selected sample problems to demonstrate how the language can be used.

    This presentation will cover the topics of:
    •UAF modeling as part of the systems engineering process
    •Using capability and systems models to avoid the problems of stovepipe development
    •Using strategic, acquisition and systems modeling to ensure that systems deployment is in line with capability deployment requirements
    •Transitioning from a system of systems to systems development
    •Integrating requirements management into architecture modeling and the development lifecycle
    •The future of architecture development
  • Unified Architecture Framework® (UAF®) Risk-Based Analytics
    Unified Architecture Framework® (UAF®) Risk-Based Analytics
    Dr. NIck Mansourov, KDM Analytics Recorded: Dec 4 2018 25 mins
    The OMG® Systems Assurance (SysA) Task Force is working on Model-based Cybersecurity Assessment (MBCA). MBCA is a risk assessment paradigm that emphasizes the use of rigorous models, analytics, and automated tools and best practices for the repeatable assessments of the cybersecurity of systems. MBCA is aligned with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and emphasizes leveraging engineering models for the purposes of risk assessment. This presentation will discuss how to use MBCA with the Unified Architecture Framework (UAF) to identify, analyze, classify and understand cybersecurity threats and related risks. This assessment will help stakeholders determine where to focus mitigation efforts, budget and resources.
  • FACE™ Profile for UAF®
    FACE™ Profile for UAF®
    Sarah Douglass, Senior Systems Engineer, MITRE Recorded: Dec 4 2018 11 mins
    An increasing number of government and pubic sector organizations are seeking to architect systems based on the Open Group's Future Airborne Capability Environment™ (FACE™) architecture design. For this to occur, FACE modelss must be aligned to supporting DODAF and NAF views and viewpoints, and integrated into the broader set of organizational architectures and models. The C4I DTF is seeking to develop a FACE profile for the OMG® Unified Architecture Framework® (UAF®) aligning FACE concepts into the UAF's ontological foundation and subsequently into DODAF and NAF.
  • Data Distribution Service™ (DDS™)
    Data Distribution Service™ (DDS™)
    Dr. Gerardo Pardo-Castellote, Co-Chair OMG DDS Special Interest Group, OMG Board of Directors, and CTO, RTI Recorded: Dec 4 2018 51 mins
    The Data Distribution Service™ (DDS™) is a middleware protocol and API standard for data-centric connectivity from the OMG®. This presentation will cover the use cases of DDS and share example implementations of the DDS standard. DDS integrates the components of a system together, providing low-latency data connectivity, extreme reliability, and a scalable architecture required by business and mission-critical Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
    In a distributed system, middleware is the software layer that lies between the operating system and applications. It enables the various components of a system to more easily communicate and share data. It simplifies the development of a distributed system by letting software developers focus on the specific purpose of their applications rather than the mechanics of passing information between applications and systems.

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