Accession Number : ADA534043


Title :   Critical Code: Software Producibility for Defense


Corporate Author : NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES-NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a534043.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 162


Abstract : The Committee for Advancing Software-Intensive Systems Producibility was appointed by the National Research Council (NRC) and convened under the auspices of the NRC's Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) to assess the nature of the national investment in software research and, in particular, to consider ways to revitalize the knowledge base needed to design, produce, and employ software-intensive systems for tomorrow's defense needs. The statement of task is provided in Box P.1. This report contemplates Department of Defense (DoD) needs and priorities for software research and suggests a research agenda and related actions. This is the final report of the committee, and it builds on two prior reports: Summary of a Workshop on Software Intensive Systems and Uncertainty at Scale and Preliminary Observations on DoD Software Research Needs and Priorities. This report draws on the briefings listed in Appendix A. The committee considered four sets of questions: To what extent is software capability significant for the DoD? Is it becoming more or less significant and strategic in systems development? Will the advances in software producibility needed by the DoD emerge unaided from industry at a pace sufficient to meet evolving defense requirements? What are the opportunities for the DoD to make more effective use of emerging technology to improve software capability and software producibility? In which technology areas should the DoD invest in research to advance defense software capability and producibility?


Descriptors :   *DEFENSE SYSTEMS , *PRODUCTIVITY , *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , INVESTMENTS , KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS , UNCERTAINTY , TELECOMMUNICATIONS , COMPUTER PROGRAMS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Defense Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE