Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium

Contractors Form Standards Group

The contractors have formed the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium, of which Murdoch is chairman. It was initially pushed by Chicago-based Boeing and now includes 30 companies such as Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems PLC and Raytheon Co. The group will be self-funded.

The group will identify common operating standards and emerging technology trends. It will agree that technology developed in accordance with the consortium's recommended standards will be made available to all members, industry officials said.

Another sign that open systems is the way of the future.

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