Software Testing During Post-Deployment Support of Weapon Systems
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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We are providing this final audit report for your information and use. The report discusses policies, procedures, and methodologies for software testing during post-deployment support of weapon systems. Comments on a draft of the report were considered in preparing this final report. Post-deployment software support PDSS organizations commonly referred to within DoD as PDSS activities modify weapon system software after delivery to correct errors, improve performance, or adapt to a changed operational or mission requirement. The DoD spent an estimated 21.7 billion in FY 1993 for post-deployment software support of weapon systems. Because software errors can cause a system to fail, possibly with life-threatening consequences, weapon system software should be thoroughly tested before being released. DoD management of software development as been the subject of numerous audits and reviews however, none of the audits or reviews have focused on software testing of weapon systems during post-deployment support.
- Administration and Management
- Computer Programming and Software