Dear AcqMSStds Profile PDG Members,

The announcement and balloting pool member signup to join the ballot pool was extended to 31 October.  If you have not yet had the opportunity and wish to join the ballot pool please visit the site below noted in Patrick Rowe’s message announcement. 

We sincerely appreciate all of your support during this effort and we appreciate your participation as the product moves forward in the balloting process. I want to add a special thank you to each of the leadership team members who gave willingly of their valuable time & energy to make these products mature adequately so they can evolve and improve in value through the efforts of our fellow professional colleagues like you.

For your convenience, I have re-posted the instructions from the SISO Executive Director, Mr. Patrick Rowe.

Thank you - let's get this done!!


Kenneth "Crash" Konwin
PDG Chair 

INVITATIONTO JOIN BALLOT GROUP: This announcement serves as an invitation to all SISO members to join the product ballot group and also serves as an invitation to other interested individuals to join SISO for the purpose of participating in the ballot group for: 
TITLE: Guide for A Standards Profile for the Use of Modeling and Simulation in Support of Acquisition Activities 
SCOPE: The SISO AcqMSStds Profile is a pair of guidance and reference documents that provide acquisition programs guidance in the identification and selection of existing and emerging model and simulation standards. 
“A Standards Profile for the Use of Modeling and Simulation in Support of Acquisition Activities Volume1” is the first of the two core components of the SISO AcqMSStds Profile developed by the SISO AcqMSStds Profile Product Development Group (PDG). The purpose of the first volume is to establish a framework that documents are commended set of model and simulation standards, and practices, to provide guidance to stakeholders as they execute activities within the reference acquisition life cycle. 
The second volume, “Reference for A Standards Profile for the Use of Modeling and Simulation in Support of Acquisition Activities Volume 2”, identifies acquisition community relevant model, simulation standards and recommended practices as key tools for the improvement of the international acquisition community activities across the acquisition life cycle. As a reference product, this second volume provides the descriptions and metadata for each model and simulation standard and recommended practices for maintaining their profiles. 
The framework provided in volume 1, and the set of model and simulation standards, and recommended practices provided in volume 2, support acquisition and development activities with models and simulations, in a manner that promotes model consistency, re-use, coherency, and efficiency across the acquisition life cycle. This focus on the full range of standards, including interoperability of models and simulations contributes to the efficient advancement of optimal system and system of systems design solutions. The intended audience of this profile is the international acquisition community in their use and application of models and simulations. 
PURPOSE: The purpose o f the AcqMSStds Profile is to provide guidance on the selection and use of model and simulation standards, and selection and use of recommended practices to support the application of models and simulations throughout the acquisition life cycle.  The AcqMSStds Profile provides a framework to address the use of models and simulations in research, development and analysis that applies across a range of acquisition life cycles, life cycle stages and related activities. The AcqMSStds Profile is a source of information for acquisition communities for the existence of new/emerging standards as well as commercial or government-owned products. 
BALLOT GROUP RESPONSIBILITIES: By joining the ballot group, an individual is committing to conducting a thorough review of the product, completing the review in the required time period, and submitting the written ballot by the due date. 
Individuals joining the ballot group shall provide the following required information:
-- SISO Member Number|
-- Name
-- Organization
-- Email Address
-- Phone Number 
Representation: (select one)
-- Commercial
-- Government
-- Academic 
Interest: (select one).
-- User:  An individual who will use the product as part of his/her job.
-- Developer:  An individual (or his/her organization) who will build products that support, require, or produce the proposed product.
-- General Interest:  An individual who does not plan to use the proposed product, but is interested because of potential future work, impact on other SISO Products, or impact on research.  This classification also includes an individual who is unsure of his/her specific interest. 
DEADLINE: The deadline to join the ballot group has been extended to 31 October:
BALLOT INVITATION CLOSES:     31 October 2019 
Go directly to the ACQMSSTDS Profile Ballot Group Registration Form < Caution- > . 
(Note: Although this web page can be viewed by anyone, the link to the registration form is hidden until SISO members log in to the website.)
To join the Ballot Group, you MUST be a current SISO Member. If you are not a SISO member, go here to read about how you can become one: SISO Membership < Caution- > .
***** QUESTIONS ***** 
If you should have any questions about this invitation, please contact: 
Kenneth ‘Crash’ Konwin
Chair, AcqMSStds Profile PDG
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Christopher McGroarty
Technical Area Director,Standards Activity Committee
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Best regards,

Patrick T. Rowe
Executive Director
Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO)
(703) 402-9269 (cell)


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