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Want to know more about the Defense activities at TM Forum's Team Action Week Baltimore 2011? Look no further! Below is a comprehensive overview of the meetings and topics for defense delegates attending Team Action Week. Topics include Spectrum Management, Security Management Interest Group, Policy & Cloud Management, and more. Register today!

Day 1 – Monday, July 18th

Defense Implementers Workshop

9:15 – 10:30am Frameworx Spotlight

    • Forum Frameworx: Introduction, Business Benefits, What’s New
    • Case Study: Frameworx in Use at AT&T (Mark J. Arvidson, Core Government Subject Matter Expert, AT&T)
      Efficiently delivering technology and communications services to the US Federal Government often involves a number of commercial components; however, the government market imposes a number of unique requirements that are not addressed by most commercial, service-based products. This presentation will discuss how AT&T Government Solutions uses TM Forum Frameworx, specifically Business Process Framework, Information Framework, and the Application Framework, to manage the merging of core commercial capabilities into government-specific product offerings, especially in the data center and cloud services segments.

10:30 – 11:00am Coffee Break

11:00am – 4:30pm Defense Implementers Workshop

  • DISA NetOps Panel: Role of Industry Standards and Interoperable COTS Solutions (11:00am – 12:15pm)
    • Meg Sebastian, Chief, OSS Division, Network Services Directorate
    • Sri Chakrapani, NetOps Chief Engineer
    • Dave Nameroff , Technical Director, Operations Directorate
    • Sandi Roddy, Technical Director, Information Assurance Executive
    • Brad Stubbs, NetOps Lead, Enterprise Wide System Engineering
    • Joe Wolfkiel, Engineering Lead, CND Enclave Security
  • DoD Contributions to Frameworx R 11.0 (12:15 - 12:30pm)
    • Adam Morgan, MITRE
    • Ken Dilbeck, TM Forum

12:30 – 1:00pm Lunch Break

  • DISA Case Study: OSS/BSS Transformation Using the TM Forum Frameworx Integrated Business Architecture (1:15 - 2:00pm)
  • Areas of Additional Standardization for Defense (DoD) (2:00 - 2:15pm)
    • Bob Natale, MITRE

2:15 – 3:00pm TM Forum Implementation Support  

  • Next Generation TM Forum Interface Program (Pierre Gauthier, TM Forum) (2:15 - 3:00pm)
    • Interfaces are evolving. Adapt and modernize while maintaining your investment.
    • Review of the interface architecture migration plan, and how Defense could contribute

3:00 – 3:30pm Coffee Break

3:30 – 4:30pm TM Forum Implementation Support (Cont'd) and Workshop Wrap-up
  • Frameworx Conformance Certification (Ken Dilbeck, TM Forum) (3:30 - 4:00pm)
    • The benefits of validating your product against TM Forum Frameworx standards and best practices
    • How to get started with Frameworx Conformance Certification
  • Tooling Overview (4:00 - 4:15pm) - Download the Presentation
    • Pierre Gauthier, TM Forum
  • TM Forum Resource and Download Center Overview, Community Overview, and Agenda for the Week (4:15 - 4:30pm)
    • Christy Coffey, TM Forum

4:30 – 6:00pm Gallery Bar




Day 1 – Monday, July 18th

Commercial Use Cases for Spectrum Management and Network Management (Alternative to Defense Implementers Workshop)

2:00 – 5:00pm Spectrum Management for Commercial Service Providers

2:00 – 3:00pm

  1. Brief overview of existing TM Forum work efforts in Spectrum Management and Network Management (David Fritz, MITRE, and Christy Coffey, TM Forum)
  2. Roundtable discussion on Commercial Service Provider requirements (David Fritz, MITRE)

3:00 – 3:30pm Coffee Break

3:30 – 4:30pm

  • Roundtable discussion continued.

Wrap-up and Close

  • Actions and Next Steps (David Fritz, MITRE)
  • Agenda for the Week
4:30 - 6:00pm Gallery Bar


Day 2 – Tuesday, July 19th

Defense continued…

9:15 – 12:30pm Frameworx Spotlight (cont):

  • Roadmap Planning 
  • RFx Template

10:30 – 11:00am Coffee Break




Day 3 - Wednesday, July 20th

Defense Workday

9:00am – 12:30pm Security Management Interest Group Meeting (with Cloud)

9:00 - 10:30am Cybersecurity and Frameworx

  • Brief overview of the Security Management Information Framework (SID) enhancements, and its potential use for exchanging threat data, and how to stay current with SCAP/other enhancements
  • Review of the Security Management Whitepaper, “TM Forum Security Management Model: An Abstract Model to Facilitate Cybersecurity Management across the TM Forum Frameworx Ecosystem”, and next steps
  • A Service Assurance Approach to Cybersecurity (NetScout)

10:30 – 11:00am Coffee Break

11:00am - 12:30pm Risk, Privacy and Compliance Requirements and Frameworx

  • Continued discussion from the "Security Management and Privacy" executive roundtable & Cloud meetings held at Management World Dublin
    • Discuss service provider and Cloud buyer requirements for privacy, risk, and compliance.
    • Identify existing industry standards and work-in-progress.
    • Collaborate on security strategies and develop next steps for Frameworx enhancements (interface development).
  • Presentation/discussion of alignment on Security Compliance Audit Automation (SCA) solution being developed in the TM Forum’s Interface Program.

12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch

1:30 – 5:00pm Cloud Management Workshop (with Cloud)

  • Brief overview of existing Cloud efforts in the TM Forum
  • Review of the Cloud Management Whitepaper, “TM Forum Business Process Framework as a Foundation for Cloud Management”, and next steps



Day 4 – Thursday, July 21st

Defense Workday

9:00 – 12:30pm Spectrum Management Project Meeting (conference bridge will be provided)

  • Discussion regarding mapping of Use Cases to the Business Process Framework (eTOM), and next steps
  • Business Process Framework Overview/Gap Analysis w/r/t Spectrum Management
  • Initial scoping discussions on change request based on use cases developed to date

12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch

1:30 – 5:00pm Policy Management Workshop (conference bridge will be provided)

  • 1:30 - 2:30pm - Topic 1: Digital Policy Management (DPM)
    • Presentation/discussion of DPM, and collaboration on way forward (Next steps)
    • Collaboration on way forward within TM Forum (Next steps)
  • 2:30 - 3:00pm - Topic 2: Policy Enablement and the Business Process Framework (eTOM)
    • Proposal (Wipro)

3:00 – 3:30pm Coffee Break

  • 3:30 - 5:00pm - Topic 3: Policy Information Exchange (PIE)
    • Brief overview of the PIE Information Framework
    • Presentation/discussion of the PIE Interface contribution
    • Next steps for transitioning PIE into the Interface Program

6:00 – 7:00pm Wrap-Up Session

  • Read-out of the week’s activities



Day 5 – Friday, July 22nd

Defense Reserved

Reserved for meetings with potential liaison partners, one-on-one meetings, and Defense planning.