Accession Number:

ADA535698

Title:

The Chief Software Architect in U.S. Army Acquisition

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Report Date:

2010-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army is aggressively pursuing software architecture practices as a means of reducing risk in its acquisition programs. Central to this strategy is creating an appropriately skilled workforce capable of overseeing software development activities in its innovative programs. The latest development in the Armys long-standing pursuit of improving the software talents of its acquisition workforce is the establishment of Chief Software Architects in its program executive offices. This article discusses this latest demonstration of the Armys commitment to adopting an architecture-centric acquisition approach and its focus on developing the software architecture skills of its acquisition workforce.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE