Letter: Use of open systems now will attract next generation

Regarding, "Navy to focus only on open systems," a reader writes: Open systems promote open collaboration (and competitive opportunities) for greater, more cost-effective innovation. Open architecture is not an option but a matter of time imperative.

Current systems have served us well over the decades and can still support the [
open
architecture]
transition, but the future will not wait.  Our forefathers designed and built those systems based on the technology of the time and did exemplary work.  In order to excite and thereby recruit the new generation of sailors, scientists and engineers, a new business process using the tools being taught in universities today is required.

Modern technology methods are exciting...working on "Dad's Code" is not.
Now is the time for government and industry to change the business processes for the opportunity to accelerate innovation.

Michael McCrave


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