OpenMDAO is an open-source Multidisciplinary Design Analysis and Optimization (MDAO) framework, written in Python. It helps users solve complex problems by allowing them to link together analysis codes from multiple disciplines at multiple levels of fidelity. The development effort for OpenMDAO is being led out of the NASA Glenn Research Center in the MDAO branch. The development effort is being funded by the Fundamental Aeronautic Program, Subsonic Fixe Wing project. The ultimate goal is to provide a flexible common analysis platform that can be shared between industry, academia, and government.