Ada (Trademark) Joint Program Office Objectives and Progress -- through 1983.
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
Pagination or Media Count:
In 1975, the Department of Defense DoD began the process of standardizing the high order languages used to write software for embedded computers. The first step was to form a High Order Language HOL Working Group to identify DoDs requirements for computer programming languages, evaluate the existing languages, and recommend the implementation and control of a minimal set . Although an interim set of languages was established, none were considered to be a long term solution to the DoDs programming needs. Therefore, an international request for proposals was issued for a new common language. The final requirements document, STEELMAN, served as the standard for the selection of the new DoD HOL. In 1979, this new language, developed by Cii-Honeywell Bull, was named Ada in honor of Augusta Ada Byron, the countess of Lovelace. On 12 December 1980, the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering established the Ada Joint Program Office to manage the DoDs effort to implement, introduce and provide life-cycle support for Ada. This paper outlines, past, present and future objectives of the Ada Joint Program Office.
- Computer Programming and Software