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Federal News Radio: Air Force Establishes Office For Open Architecture Initiative

Air Force logoThe U.S. Air Force is establishing a new office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to oversee the implementation of open architecture standards throughout the service branch’s acquisition system, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday.

Jared Serbu writes the branch expects to launch the Open Approaches Management Office later this year to take responsibility over the Open Mission Systems project currently managed by the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, military deputy to the assistant air force secretary for acquisition, said at an AFCEA symposium that the service branch aims to integrate OMS standards into the Lifecycle Management Center to make it more available for future programs.

The standards were established in collaboration with Air Force contractors in efforts to give the service branch an option to recompete portions of an acquisition program when they need to replace certain parts of a system, Serbu noted.

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