Accession Number : AD1016710

Title :   Achieving Better Buying Power for Mobile Open Architecture Software Systems Through Diverse Acquisition Scenarios

Descriptive Note : Conference Proceedings

Corporate Author : University of California -Institute for Software Research Irvine United States

Personal Author(s) : Scacchi,Walt ; Alspaugh,Thomas

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Report Date : 30 Apr 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The U.S. Defense community denotes an ecosystem of system or software componentproducers, system integrators, and customer organizations. For a variety of reasons thiscommunity now embraces the need to utilize open source software (OSS) and proprietaryclosed source software (CSS) in the system capabilities or software components it acquires,design, develops, deploys, and sustains. But the long-term transition to agile and adaptivecapabilities that integrate bespoke or legacy, OSS and CSS components, has surfaced anumber of issues that require acquisition-research-led approaches and solutions. In thispaper, we identify and describe six key issues now found in the Defense software ecosystem:(1) unknown or unclear software architectural representations; (2) how to best deal withdiverse, heterogeneous software IP licenses; (3) how to address cybersecurity requirements;(4) challenges arising in software integration and release pipelines; (5) how OSS evolutionpatterns transform software IP and cybersecurity requirements; and (6) the emergence ofnew business models for software distribution, cost accounting, and software distribution. Weuse the domain of command and control systems under different acquisition scenarios as ourfocus to help illuminate these issues along the way. We close with suggestions for how toresolve them.

Descriptors :   software development , computer programming , software development tools , database management systems , acquisition , communications protocols , computing system architectures , mobile devices , operating systems , web browsers

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