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Use Sequestration to your Advantage: How ‘Better Buying Power’ is Enabled Through Interoperability in Open Architecture

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Use Sequestration to your Advantage: How ‘Better Buying Power’ is Enabled Through Interoperability in Open Architecture

Sequestration might be a good thing! – It could be a catalyst for change.

Is interoperability the key tool to meet the "Better Buying Power" goals of productivity improvement, rate of innovation adoption and the promotion of real competition? Just how will the CNO’s vision of "Trucks and Payloads" be realized? How is the Navy’s approach similar to the Army’s COE initiative? How does this align with other similar initiatives across the services?

Most importantly of all, what’s the supply chains perspective? What’s in it for them?

In this interactive webinar we will debate the rise of interoperability as a key goal in system architecture. What is it really? How is it achieved? And is it a good thing to make it a top-level goal?

Join our interactive webinar to debate and learn more about the opportunity in sequestration.

Presented by:

Gordon Hunt – Chief Applications Engineer, RTI

Kirk Avery – Chief Software Architect, Mission Systems and Sensors, Lockheed Martin


Gordon Hunt
Chief Applications Engineer

Gordon Hunt is the Chief Applications Engineer at RTI.

Gordon's technical expertise spans embedded systems, distributed real-time systems, robotics, and controls. He is recognized as RTI's Open Architecture expert and principal consultant for distributed system architectures. He routinely provides advanced designs and training to RTI customers and is an active member in the standards communities. Gordon joined RTI in 1999.

He is a Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserves and is a qualified Engineering Duty Officer. His Navy involvement has included working for both NAVSEA and SPAWAR commands in a wide variety of robotic hardware and software integration efforts. Currently, Gordon is working with ONR/NRL supporting the ex-USS SHADWELL, a decommissioned United States Navy Landing Ship Dock that serves as the Navy's full-scale damage control research, development, test and evaluation platform.

Gordon holds an MS from Stanford University and a BS from Purdue University in Aerospace Engineering.

Kirk Avery
Chief Software Architect
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors (MS2)

Kirk Avery is a Chief Software Architect for Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors (MS2) with over 24 years experience in architecting, designing, developing, integrating, and deploying software solutions for military/commercial fixed and rotary wing aircraft systems and simulation systems. Over the course of his career, Kirk has developed and provided leadership in the creation and deployment of multiple modular, open, flexible, scalable, and portable complex software solutions and systems. Kirk is currently a chief engineer/architect with a responsibility for the implementation of the organization's software engineering product-line strategy. Kirk also serves as the FACE Consortium’s Technical Working Group Vice-Chair.