Accession Number : ADA185665

Title :   Need and Rationale for the Software Technology for Adaptable Reliable Systems (STARS) Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Redwine, Samuel T , Jr ; Nash, Sarah H

PDF Url : ADA185665

Report Date : Sep 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : There is evidence that the future software state of practice will have to plan and build many larger, more complex, more reliable, and more maintainable systems less labor-intensively than the current state of practice does today. Moreover, the current state of practice, in many cases, is having trouble meeting current requirements. Often, state-of-the-art technologies that could be used are not because widespread popularization of a software technology can take more than 15 to 20 years. Accelerating the transition of the state-of-the-art into the state-of-practice is one opportunity for closing this technology insertion gap. Where state-of-the-art technologies do not exist to improve the state-of-practice, R&D must be fostered. The STARS (Software Technology for Adaptable Reliable Systems) program is necessary to accelerate, coordinate, and disseminate the results of R&D in software technology, bridging the gulf between future and current software technology states of practice, and meeting the need for an improved software state-of-practice.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COMPUTER PROGRAM RELIABILITY, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, STATE OF THE ART

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE