Lets Be Modular and Open Webinar - How to Contract for MOSA
From Russell Shaver
The DoD’s Modular and Open Systems Approach (MOSA) to design systems with highly cohesive, loosely coupled, and severable modules that ca n be competed separately and acquired from independent vendors. This approach allows the Department to acquire warfighting capabilities, including systems, subsystems, software components, and services, with more flexibility and competition.
the use of modular open systems architecture, a structure in which system interfaces share common, widely accepted standards, with which conformance can be verified. DoD is actively pursuing MOSA in the life-cycle activities in large part due to the rapid evolution in technology and threats that require much faster cycle time for fielding and modifying warfighting capabilities. As part of a comprehensive systems engineering strategy, MOSA can accelerate and simplify the incremental delivery of new capabilities into systems. Thus DoD MOSA is an integrated business and technical strategy to achieve competitive and affordable acquisition and sustainment of a new or legacy system or component over the system life cycle.
Please join us for an important discussion with Mr. Haag about the “what” must be included in the Request for Proposal (RFP), "how" to do it, and "why" it must be done. There will be a Q&A portion to the
Biography: James “Jim” H. Haag is an Attorney-Advisor (Contract—Intellectual Property) in the Deputy General Counsel (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) Division, Headquarters, United States Air Force, and is assigned to the Air Force’s Intellectual Property Cadre. He is responsible for providing legal and policy advice to Secretariat, Air Staff and Program Executive Officers regarding intellectual property matters, including patent law and rights in technical data and computer software, and for related legal topics associated with science and technology.
During his career, Mr. Haag provided advice for multiple multi-billion-dollar Acquisition Category (ACAT) I source selections for satellite programs (including one where the source selection authority was the Secretary of the Air Force), ground stations, and user equipment. Mr. Haag also provided advice regarding contact administration matters for those acquisitions, and provided advice for source selections and contract administration matters for large dollar value services acquisitions. Mr. Haag drafted the first handbook on rights in technical data and computer software ever issued by any military department or defense agency that describes a disciplined cradle-to-grave approach for acquiring such intellectual property rights. Mr. Haag is the Air Force representative to the Patent, Data and Copyright Team of the Defense Acquisition Regulation Council, a committee whose charter includes drafting proposed/final rules to revise Part 227 of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). Mr. Haag has 34 published decisions to his name issued by five different Federal government contract forums.