Accession Number : ADA297829

Title :   An Assessment of the Potential Implementation of Object-Oriented Technology in the Department of Defense.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Morton, Richard P. ; Furick, Robert P.

PDF Url : ADA297829

Report Date : OCT 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : This document presents the findings and recommendations of an initial study regarding the potential implementation of object-oriented technology (OOT) in the DoD within specific information technology areas This document also explores some of the technology transition issues related to OOT implementation and identifies strategy options for such a transition within the DoD. The approach to this task was to consider the implementation of OOT with regard to current and planned DoD policy, current and anticipated DoD needs as expressed by DoD representatives, and the general state of maturity of OOT theory and practice. A key premise of this effort is that OOT has matured to the state whereby it may be considered for use within the Dot information technology areas. OOT appears to offer significant advantages over process and data-driver software development approaches, such as increased maintainability and reusability, and OOT can also facilitate distributed computing. However, there still exists a diversity of concepts and notations for development methodologies and a variety of mechanisms for object-oriented database technology. There appear to be relatively few, if any, impediments within DoD information system lifecycle management and software development standards to using OOT. (KAR) P. 3

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, METHODOLOGY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, MAINTAINABILITY, STANDARDS, TRANSITIONS, LIFE CYCLES, REUSABLE EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE