Independent Verification and Validation of the Global Deployment Analysis System (GDAS). Phase 2 Summary
POTOMAC SYSTEMS ENGINEERING INC ANNANDALE VA
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Potomac Systems Engineering, Inc. PSE, is providing Independent Verification and Validation IV and V support to the Special Assistant for Model Validation, U.S. Army Concepts Analysis Agency CAA, during the design and development of the Global Deployment Analysis System GDAS. The primary objective of this effort is to help ensure that development of the GDAS results in a model that will perform as intended. This report summarizes the IV and V support provided by PSE during the system implementation phase Phase II. Development of the GDAS is a 24-month project, to be executed in three phases by Stanley Associates, Inc., of Alexandria, Virginia. Phase I was a 9-month design phase during which the model developer detailed a specific approach to the GDAS design and prepared a prototype model containing specific features planned for implementation in the final GDAS model. GDAS development is approaching completion of Phase II implementation and will end with Phase Ill integration, testing, and acceptance. The IV and V support provided by PSE during Phase I and Phase II contributed to the quality of the GDAS design, documentation, and GDAS software produced to date. A sound IV and V program can ensure that the quality of the model software is established early in the development phase and that this level of quality is maintained and increased as the software is tested, transitioned to the users, and entered into the operations and support phase of the life cycle. It can also promote an efficient design, quality code development, complete functionality, realistic data requirements, run-time efficiencies, and effective human factors engineering.
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