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Including Interoperability in the Acquisition Process

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posted on 2005-03-01, 00:00 authored by B. Craig Meyers, Ira Monarch, Linda Levine, James Smith
This report explores achieving interoperability in the acquisition process. It asserts that interoperability applies to the management and construction of a system, as well as to its operation. This idea leads to a broader view of interoperability. Also presented is the idea that the essential character of interoperability—related to data models and operational semantics—is independent of a domain of application. This report lists a number of basic assertions that can help organizations achieve interoperability in the acquisition process. A number of related key issues are also examined. Ultimately, it is expected that achieving interoperability will depend on a formal specification of acquisition.




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