SAN FRANCISCO - The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Consortium in San Francisco has announced the publication of the SOSA Business Guide, Edition 1.0. The publication is a new comprehensive guide for stakeholders in the acquisition, deployment, modernization, and sustainment of sensor systems that support Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5ISR).
The standardization defined by the SOSA Technical Standard translates into cost savings by reducing time and effort needed to set-up and integrate modules, resulting in substantial benefit to end-customers such as the U.S. Government.
In addition, the rapid portability of SOSA-based systems helps industry vendors by standardizing business development and technical activities, thereby reducing spending dollars in customization for similar capabilities.
“We are proud to release the first edition of the SOSA Business Guide, providing readers with the background of the SOSA Consortium, its objectives and organization, while laying out the Consortium’s business strategy and Open Business Model,” said Dr. Ilya Lipkin, SOSA Steering Committee Chair and US Air Force Open Architecture Technical Expert.
“As threats to sensing and communications advance and accelerate, the US Government needs to acquire sensor capabilities in a more agile and affordable way than traditional acquisition methods. Moreover, the industry needs a viable business model with real opportunities to compete for business. The Open Group SOSA Consortium provides these differing interests with a balanced open approach where all stakeholders’ needs are fairly represented in a collaborative forum,” added Lipkin.