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BLACK & ROSSI FOUNDER BILL BLACK DEMONSTRATES EVOLVING SOLUTIONS AND CONCEPTS AS MEMBER OF SORT INDUSTRY TEAM AT 12TH NATO CODIFICATION FORUM IN COPENHAGEN

Copenhagen, Denmark—November 6-7, 2013Black & Rossi President and Founder Bill Black demonstrated evolving solutions and concepts at the 12th NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Codification Forum in Copenhagen, Denmark, on November 6th and 7th. Black (at the far left) is a member of the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) Shared Operational Resource Tool (SORT) Industry team (shown here). The team is an element of an ongoing Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) sponsored project with NATO.


More than 150 attendees from around the world attended the forum, many as representatives of the National Codification Bureaus of the different NATO partners, but also from non-NATO Codification user nations. In addition to Black & Rossi, NCMS participant companies included Nexus, LCM, and Topline Technologies, with additional support from an international partner, Engisis, from Italy.

As part of the NCMS Industry Team’s ongoing effort in support of NATO AC 327, Working Group 5, the team focused on educating the participants on practical solutions related to the use and value of UID and PLCS. Leveraging work previously performed on other NCMS projects, Codification, data interoperability, and total lifecycle systems management were the concepts that the NCMS SORT team tied together at this event.

Solutions such as Instant Parts Replacement, Data Exchange Tool, Automated Armory and Maintenance & Repair DEX were displayed. Additionally, the international partners at Engisis sponsored the “Data as a Service” concept that was jointly developed with the NEXUS team. Thru a series of static and interactive displays, the information provided to attendees was designed to raise awareness about the value of including UID and PLCS in Defense operations and its relationship to Codification.

For more information about this project contact Debbie Lilu, (734) 995-7038, debral@ncms.org


ABOUT THE COMPANY: Since its inception in 2002, Black & Rossi has provided information technology, project planning and management, operational logistics consulting and other specialized services for a variety of private sector companies, Department of Defense clients including the United States Marine Corps and U.S. Army, several Foreign Ministries of Defense, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and assorted commercial and academia entities. The firm specializes in developing practical, workable solutions for extremely complex problems. For further information about Black & Rossi, visit the company's website at www.blackrossi.com or call 281-292-1022.