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By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Committee for Advancing Software-Intensive Systems Producibility

Serious Code contemplates division of safety (DoD) wishes and priorities for software program examine and indicates a study schedule and similar activities. development on past books--Summary of a Workshop on software program in depth platforms and Uncertainty at Scale and initial Observations on DoD software program examine wishes and Priorities--the current quantity assesses the character of the nationwide funding in software program examine and, specifically, considers how you can revitalize the data base had to layout, produce, and hire software-intensive structures for tomorrow's safeguard needs.--Publisher's description.

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From the defense perspective, this yields both benefit and risk. Expertise in critical component and infrastructural technologies is concentrating, and the capability of those components is rapidly advancing. The DoD cannot so easily “build” when other players are all “buying,” even when there may be assurance challenges with respect to component providers. If the DoD makes too many “build” decisions for infrastructural capabilities, costs and risks escalate to the point of intractability. This is because the DoD would have to bear the entire cost and risk of developing and sustaining its own custom version of the technology.

Php. Accessed February 26, 2008. oecd. html. Accessed February 26, 2008. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. 5 The Decline in Federal Investment in Software Producibility Research The extent and structure of federal IT-related R&D investment are documented in a series of reports published by the National Coordination Office (NCO) for Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD). These reports have been issued annually since the first such report was included in the FY1992 federal budget submission, and they document research sponsorship from a diverse set of federal agencies related to IT and networking.

This is significant because commercial vendors are key contributors to the defense software supply chain—for Future Combat Systems,13 for example, 27 million source lines of code (more than 42 percent  DSB, September 2007, Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Defense Software, p. v. November 2000, Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Defense Software, Washington, DC: Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. verb=getRecord &metadataPrefix=html&identifier=ADA385923.

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