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A perspective on how the DoD and MoD are integrating open standards into their ATS frameworks and policy in the search for a common test platform architecture solution for use on all test platforms. The paper examines the two approaches being taken and draws on their commonality to propose how open standards can help meet both their aims and circumstances. Benefits such as TPS interoperability, re-host and re-use are examined and contrasted for open systems versus common architecture to identify the practical implication for real systems. The life cycle cost of support for the system is identified and the trade-off in cost between fast optimal TPSs and fully interoperable TPSs is considered. The paper goes on to show the difference between using information models utilizing a development process versus the use of run time interfaces and how they can lead to different solutions to the same basic problem but with different peripheral benefits. In conclusion an approach to maximize benefit between the two framework groups is considered whilst maintaining individual priorities.