Accession Number:

ADA257500

Title:

Re-Engineering Software Systems in the Department of Defense Using Integrated Computer Aided Software Engineering Tools

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-09-24

Pagination or Media Count:

123.0

Abstract:

The Department of Defense DoD is plagued by severe cost overruns and delays in developing software systems. Existing software within DoD, some developed 15 to 20 years ago, require continual maintenance and modification. Major difficulties arise with maintaining older systems due to cryptic source code and a lack of adequate documentation. To remedy this situation, the DoD, is pursuing the integrated computer aided software engineering I-CASE procurement as a means to improve DoDs development and maintenance of software systems. This study focuses on the concepts and theory behind software re-engineering. In particular, it studies the current state of I-CASE technology, and the feasibility of re-engineering existing software systems for migration to an I- CASE environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE