Accession Number : ADA320732

Title :   C4 Software Technology Reference Guide - A Prototype.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s) : Bray, Michael ; Brune, Kimberly ; Fisher, David A. ; Foreman, John ; Gerken, Mark

PDF Url : ADA320732

Report Date : 10 JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 438

Abstract : The Air Force acquisition community tasked the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) to create a reference document that would provide the Air Force with a better understanding of software technologies. This knowledge will allow the Air Force to systematically plan the research and development (R&D) and technology insertion required to meet current and future Air Force needs, from the upgrade and evolution of current systems to the development of new systems. The initial release of the Software Technology Reference Guide is a prototype to provide initial capability, show the feasibility, and examine the usability of such a document. This prototype generally emphasizes software technology of importance to the C4I (command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence) domain. This emphasis on C4I neither narrowed nor broadened the scope of the document; it did, however, provide guidance in seeking out requirements and technologies. It served as a reminder that this work is concerned with complex, large scale, distributed, real time, software intensive, embedded systems in which reliability, availability, safety, security, performance, maintainability, and cost are major concerns.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, *PROTOTYPES, *AIR FORCE PLANNING, *COMPREHENSION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, ACQUISITION, REAL TIME, COMPUTERS, COSTS, MAINTAINABILITY, RELIABILITY, EMBEDDING, AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, TAXONOMY.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE