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