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The Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization invites you to ballot
on the following:

Title: RPR FOM 2.0 and GRIM 2.0

Description: The Real-time Platform Reference Federation Object Model (RPR
FOM) is designed to organize the attributes and interactions of DIS into a
robust HLA reference FOM class hierarchy. Version 1.0 of the RPR FOM met
these requirements for IEEE 1278.1-1995. Version 2.0 extends version 1.0 to
capture the functionality of IEEE 1278.1a-1998. The RPR FOM accompanies the
Guidance, Rationale and Interoperability Manual (GRIM). The GRIM provides
the usage rules, definitions, descriptions and rationale not otherwise
specified within the standard FOM format.

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