Accession Number:

ADA243088

Title:

Documentation Preparation Under the Software Technology for Adaptable, Reliable Systems (STARS) Program: A Review of Applicable Standards

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

One of the main goals of the Software Technology for Adaptable, Reliable Systems STARS Program is to reduce the cost and improve the quality of DoD software. This includes the development and demonstration of a software development and maintenance technology. In order to accomplish this goal, appropriate documentation must be developed along with the software. The STARS Office has mandated the use of the Standard Generalized Markup Language SGML in the preparation and electronic transfer of all its software documentation. The purpose of this paper is to provide a review of the seven standards that may impact STARS software documentation and the use of SGML. These standards are DoD-STD-7935, MIL-M-38784D, ISO-8879-1986E, MIL-STD-1840A, MIL-D-28000, MIL-M- 28001 and DoD-STD-2167A. Each standard is reviewed in detail and analyzed with respect to its impact on the STARS Program. Finally, a five-step process is recommended for any program, such as STARS, that may be planning to use SGML for the electronic transfer of its software documentation.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE