Accession Number:

ADA371477

Title:

Software Acquisition and Software Engineering Best Practices

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-11-15

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this white paper is to address the issues raised in the recently published Senate Armed Services Committee Report 106-50 concerning Software Management Improvements for the Department of Defense DoD. The text, titled Software Management Improvements, extracted from Title 8 Acquisition Policy, Acquisition Management, and Related Issues of Senate Report 106-50, is given for reference in Table 1-1 of the body of this report. This paper recommends a set of software acquisition and software engineering best practices that addresses the issues raised in the Senate Report. These recommendations are based upon the expense of The Aerospace Corporation in supporting the United States Air Force USAF and the National Reconnaissance Office NRO in the acquisition of DoD space systems. The domain of application of the recommended best practices, therefore, is the acquisition and development of large software intensive, mission critical systems, such as space systems, which are for the most part unprecedented.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE