Analysis of Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) Implementation in Navy Acquisition Programs

Report Number: NPS-AM-07-016

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA)

Report Series: Proceedings Paper

Authors: Rene Rendon

Title: Analysis of Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) Implementation in Navy Acquisition Programs

Published: 2007-04-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: NPS Faculty

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.org/files/FY2007/NPS-AM-07-016.pdf

Keywords: Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA), Naval Enterprise Open Architecture Assessment Tool (OAAT)

Abstract:

This research continues the exploration of the use of the modular open systems approach (MOSA) as a method for implementing an evolutionary acquisition strategy in Department of Defense (DoD) programs. The background on the initial DoD and Navy policy on using a MOSA approach in defense acquisition is presented, followed by a review of the initial research findings. A discussion is then provided on the Navy