Virtual FACE/SOSA TIM event to be held March 23

SOLOMONS, Maryland. Officials from the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) and the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Consortia will be leading the Open Group FACE and SOSA Consortia Expo & Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) virtual event next month--the event is to be held March 23, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST.

The TIM's keynote speakers include: Vice Admiral Dean Peters, Commander, Naval Air Systems Command; Gary Kurtz, SES, Program Executive Officer, Aviation Common Systems & Commercial Services (PEO (CS)), Department of Navy, ASN (RD&A); Randall Walden, SES, Director and Program Executive Officer for the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office; and Brigadier General Robert Collins, U.S. Army Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T). For more agenda details, click here.

The TIM, sponsored by AdaCore with additional supporting sponsors, is a one-day technical exhibition and TIM focusing on new advancements and the progress being made for functionality and interoperability of modular open system environments. The event features Tri-Service experts and select members in the FACE and the SOSA Consortia. The TIM is open to the public and free to attend.

Advance registration for the complimentary pass and WebEx access is required.  Click here to register no later than March 18, 2021. Attendees will be a mix of program managers and procurement managers across all the services, as well as their contractors and suppliers.

The event, originally meant to be an in-person event, is now virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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For more on the 2019 TIM event and expo, held in Dayton, Ohio, please read our coverage.

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