Accession Number:

ADA499158

Title:

Crosstalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering. Volume 21, Number 11

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT CENTER HILL AFB UT

Report Date:

2008-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

As the Acting Director of Software and Systems Engineering in the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Acquisition and Technology, I occupy a uniquely advantageous position to witness the challenges that interoperability imposes on the engineering community. In particular, I have observed that very distinct cultures distinguish the software engineering and systems engineering communities and the subtle differences in their perspectives, and how these have undermined the DoDs ability to develop solutions to warfighter needs. Although systems engineering, as a discipline, nominally encompasses software, its heritage is hardware-oriented and favors a products-oriented perspective and function decomposition.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE