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Frameworx Spotlight on Defense Slough

Slough, Berkshire
Dates: Wednesday, October 05, 2011 to Wednesday, October 05, 2011


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TM Forum Frameworx Spotlight on Defense: Adopting Standards to Reduce Costs


CA Technologies
Ditton Park
Riding Court Rd
Room Location:  "The Hub"
Cost: Free to attend (Registration is by Invitation Only)

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Contact Christy Coffey ccoffey@tmforum.org to receive an invitation!

This Frameworx Spotlight is a one-day, invitation only event that will illustrate how Frameworx can help Defense agencies, whose budgets have been slashed due to escalating and ongoing military conflicts, save money while improving mission effectiveness. Attendees will see how new areas of standardization can help reduce risk, and how to apply existing information to solve business issues.

The Spotlight will offer attendees an introduction to TM Forum Frameworx, its business benefits and new capabilities, as well as practical tools for efficient adoption within an ever increasing market.

Featuring local case study presentations, this is your chance to help influence, shape and prioritize the research that is being done in the Defense arena.

Registration & Coffee

10 – 10:00
Opening remarks & welcome

Andrew Smith, Director Public Sector, CA Technologies

10:10 – 10:25
Defense keynote: Creating the business case for standards and best practice in the Defence industry
Lt Col Tim Cooper, SO1 Cyber, Network Technical Authority, Information Systems and Services, UK MOD

Focus on Frameworx (TM Forum)
10:25 – 10:55
Frameworx Overview and its business benefits for Defense

Driven by the need to improve margin, reduce costs, accelerate service innovation, and obtain high levels of customer satisfaction, service providers are finding it essential to implement new business models and services. This is requiring transformation of their IT architectures to support end-to-end service management and to incorporate high levels of process automation. The TM Forum Defense Frameworx portfolio of best practices and standards are fundamental enablers of these business changes.

With Frameworx, service providers can radically simplify their IT architectures while substantially reducing the costs and risks associated with IT evolution. This session will provide an overview of Frameworx and the business benefits driving its rapid adoption throughout the business lifecycle, with a particular focus on how Frameworx addresses the needs of the Defense industry.

In addition, the session will highlight the new features of Frameworx 11.5—all created by TM Forum members, including a vibrant community of Defense contributors, through our innovative Collaboration Program. Areas to be covered in this presentation include:
  • Frameworx Enterprise Architecture
  • Frameworx Conformance
  • Frameworx Tooling and adoption
Aileen Smith, Senior VP of Collaboration and R&D, TM Forum

10:55 – 11:25
Enabling Business Efficiencies in the Defense industry through the use of Frameworx

Frameworx have been applied to a variety of business problems in the Defense Industry – traditional OSS transformation to Satellite Network Management. This presentation will provide a overview of a few of these cases to illustrate the breadth of use and explain why implementing Frameworx in COTS makes ensures business efficiencies

Christy Coffey, Head of the Government Defense Market Support Center, TM Forum

11:25-11:55 Coffee break

11:55 – 12:20
Defense Interest Group Overview

The TM Forum is urgently addressing critical issues such as Cyber Security and Spectrum Management, because our Defense members need practical, standards-based solutions and best practice guidance. Our Defense Interest Group provides a safe place for Defense Agencies, their contractors and suppliers to work together to solve these challenges. This session will provide an overview of the Defense Interest Group, recent successes, and work-in-progress.

Martin Huddleston, Operational Network Defence Concept Development Cyber Technical Leader, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)

Focus on Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity: Pervasive Cyber Defense and overcoming the challenges of recognizing and responding to malicious anomaly

One of the critical assumptions of leading theories for Cyber Defense is that some information gathering attacks and payload attacks will be successful. However these exploration attacks and execution attacks may be very difficult to recognise. This presentation discusses:
  • The challenges of defining a normal operations state across not just the network, but also virtual, storage and host environments
  • Recognising information gathering attacks and managing responses to these exploration attacks that are not self-compromising
  • Responding to cyber attacks and protecting information without closing down or significantly restricting normal operations
Luke Forsyth, Vice President, Security & Compliance Practice, CA Services

12:40 – 1:40 Lunch

Focus on Federated Service Management

The Secure, Federated Service Management Catalyst phase III was demonstrated at Management World 2011 (May 23-26, Dublin, Ireland). In disaster situations, rapidly deploying a reliable communications infrastructure is essential to managing a recovery effort. This TM Forum Catalyst project provides an architectural blueprint for the rapid rollout of these communications services across a federation of multi-national partners and stakeholders.

By applying TM Forum best practices and standards – including TM Forum’s flagship Frameworx suite of standards – the blueprint includes a centralized requirements directory to scope and define a series of quality of service (QoS), service assurance, policy enforcement and fulfillment benchmarks that partner nations can exchange.

Inspired by the multi-national disaster response to the Haitian earthquake in 2010 and championed by the NATO C3 Agency, the blueprint gives mission command visibility to each partner’s services and provides them with the necessary controls to establish configurable security, access control, and service quality policies for communication services across the federation.

This unique project was named to Computerworld’s 2011 Class of Laureates for Honors, which recognize the most outstanding user achievements in technology, attracting more than 1,000 entries each year.

This demonstration will showcase multiple scenarios involving federated service fulfillment and assurance, where mission command, military partners, and relief agencies arrive in a disaster location and must establish communications within a few hours.

1:40 – 2:10
The Business Case and Technical Requirements for Federated Service Management
The aim of this presentation is to introduce the goals, motivations and key technical requirements of the NATO Network Enabled Capability (NNEC) Federated Service Level Management (SLM) concept which was the basis of the recent TM Forum Defense Interest Group Catalyst Demonstration at Management World Dublin 2011.

The main objectives of federated service management are to create situation awareness and achieve end-to-end service management through national defense network boundaries while retaining national sovereignty. The presentation will elaborate on the need to develop a standardized multi-national SLM interface and its technical characteristics.

Martin Huddleston, Operational Network Defence Concept Development Cyber Technical Leader, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
2:10 – 2:40
Blueprint Overview & Use Cases Review: Achieving rapid communications deployment and management during disaster scenarios

The TM Forum Catalyst project Federated Service Management provides an architectural blueprint, a “How To” guide for achieving rapid communications deployment and service management across a federation of multi-national partners in disaster situations. This presentation will offer further insights into this document such as:
  • Explaining the intended audience and purpose of the document
  • Offering an overview of the user cases
  • Detailing the value of using standards - TM Forum’s Frameworx
Tim Daeleman, Senior Innovator, TNO

2:40 – 3:10
Federated SLA Management and Policy Fulfillment
  • Examining the Federated SLA Catalyst; A journey in 3 phases
  • Determining the architecture for Catalog Federation in Communication
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Achieving Multi-Party Orchestration of Services in Government, Defense and Enterprise Ecosystems
  • Building Policy Fulfillment Interfaces in shared networks and environments
Andreas Polz, Chief Technology Officer, Infonova

3:10 – 3:40
Demonstration : Federated Service Management to Support Multi-National Preparedness in Crisis

The Catalyst Project team will demonstrate the Phase III project which applies a combination of TM Forum Frameworx and COTS to produce a solution which addresses:
  • Agile and Rapid build out of end-to-end ICT
  • Service Management across the Federation
  • Security
Catalyst Project Team ( Infonova, CA Technologies, Others being confirmed)

3:40 – 4:00
Wrap-up and closing address
Aileen Smith, Senior VP of Collaboration and R&D, TM Forum