TC 3: Understanding and applying NAF (NATO Architecture Framework) version 4.0 - Tom Riley & Kevin Galvin

Training day presentation

Course Overview

NAF V4.0 is intended to replace both MODAF and NAF V3.0 in 2017 and has been developed to address some of the deficiencies in both NAF V3.0 and MODAF.

This course is intended to give delegates a description of the rationale behind NAF V4.0, its relationship to NAF V3.0 and MODAF, its key components and an overview of the new features of NAF V4.0, including the new methodology (based on the TOGAF ADM) and the 'palette' of views.

The course will also have exercises and examples throughout the day to illustrate the application NAF V4.0.

This course will be of particular interest to civil servants, military personnel, industry based engineers and academics working in the defence industry, on international projects or within other national defence organisations. This training will also be of interest to engineers and managers from suppliers involved in defence projects, and those who have an interest in Architecture Frameworks or NAF from other sectors.

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the differences between MODAF and NAF V4.0
  • Provide a clear overview of NAF V4.0
  • Describe the key components of NAF V4.0
  • Understand the application of the NAF 4.0 methodology

All delegates on the course will be provided with copies of the relevant slide pack.

Course Trainers

Tom Riley is the head of capability for Thales learning and development; his role is to ensure the provision of all current and future engineering training and mentoring needs for Thales UK, as well as offering external courses and consultancy. Tom has worked in the defence industry for 25 years in roles including; electronic design engineer, laser scientist, project manager and systems safety engineer. He has been involved with Systems Engineering for the past 12 years in the MOD as a systems engineer and architect; Then as a lecturer in Systems Engineering and architecture at Cranfield University.

Kevin Galvin works in Thales Research & Technology in the UK and is responsible for research on advanced architecture concepts. In his five years with Thales he has been a lead architect supporting bids and projects at the Enterprise level, as well as working on the development of the NATO Architectural Framework as a member of the Architecture Capability Team in NATO. He has over 20 years' experience as an architect, having been the Army Operational Architect for seven years during his 34 years in the British Army. He has worked extensively with the US Army in the field of architecture and pioneered the use of MooD in the UK MOD. He teaches on the Thales Systems Architect's course and is developing advanced architecture training. He has a background in software engineering and modelling and simulation. He is a member of the UK INCOSE Architecture Working Group (AWG) and the International AWG.