QuantiTech’s Dr. Alicia Taylor discusses Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) and open system acquisition in the upcoming October – December 2017 edition of the Army AL&T magazine.

The implementation of the FACE technical standard aids in meeting some of DOD initiatives and requirements, such as DODI 5000.02, and the FY17 NDAA. Enforcing open-system architectures and effectively managing technical data rights aid in cost control by promoting effective competition for the life cycle systems. The FACE approach is the chosen open software standard for PEO Aviation to be applied to existing and future platforms.

DR. Alicia Taylor, a contractor with QuantiTech Inc., is an information technology project and planning analyst supporting PEO Aviation chief information officer/G-6. She provides technical expertise in the development, implementation, integration and testing of the FACE technical standard and other FACE Consortium documents. She is active in the FACE Consortium and chairs several subcommittees and working groups. She holds a doctorate of education in educational leadership from Northcentral University and an M.A. and B.S., both in mathematics education and both from the University of Alabama. She has also completed several Defense Acquisition University courses, including Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management, DOD Open Systems Architecture, Modular Open Systems Approach to DOD Acquisition, and Software Reuse.”