Explaining MOSA from the Team that Led the Army Aviation Mission Computing Environment Task Order




In 2023, Parry Labs was awarded two tasks under the Aviation and Missile Technology Consortium's (AMTC) Other Transactions Agreement to lead a multi-vendor team to collaboratively define the Army's Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) requirements for computing and software operating environments for all future Army Aviation procurements. This relatively new approach for the Army and industry drove collaboration and allowed U.S. Government (USG) to make key modularity and openness decisions relative to Aviation Mission Computing Environment (AMCE). This unique opportunity provided a platform for industry to openly inform requirements at a much more granular level than previously possible, providing assurances that such detailed requirements wouldn't be an overreach or constrain innovation and disrupt industry business models.

Solicited to the entire AMTC, which represents the vast majority of the aviation industrial base, the AMTC and USG team selected the most qualified vendors to work together with USG subject matter experts to develop a Component Specification Model (CSM) for the AMCE. The real-time collaboration that occurred as a result of this arrangement helped surface new technologies to the USG, and a clear mechanism for industry members from across the consortium to see the progressing requirements and raise any concerns, especially regarding the insertion of proprietary design patterns.

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"Explaining MOSA from the Team that Led the Army Aviation Mission Computing Environment Task Order," Mobility Engineering, May 1, 2024.
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