Critical Code: Software Producibility for Defense

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Critical Code contemplates Department of Defense (DoD) needs and priorities for software research and suggests a research agenda and related actions. Building on two prior books--Summary of a Workshop on Software Intensive Systems and Uncertainty at Scale and Preliminary Observations on DoD Software Research Needs and Priorities--the present volume assesses the nature of the national investment in software research and, in particular, considers ways to revitalize the knowledge base needed to design, produce, and employ software-intensive systems for tomorrow's defense needs. Critical Code discusses four sets of questions: * To what extent is software capability significant for the DoD? Is it becoming more or less significant and strategic in systems development? * Will the advances in software producibility needed by the DoD emerge unaided from industry at a pace sufficient to meet evolving defense requirements? * What are the opportunities for the DoD to make more effective use of emerging technology to improve software capability and software producibility? * In which technology areas should the DoD invest in research to advance defense software capability and producibility?


1 Front Matter; 2 Summary; 3 1 Recognize the Pivotal Role of DoD Software Innovation; 4 2 Accept Uncertainty: Attack Risks and Exploit Opportunities; 5 3 Assert DoD Architectural Leadership for Innovative Systems; 6 4 Adopt a Strategic Approach to Software Assurance; 7 5 Reinvigorate DoD Software Engineering Research; 8 Appendixes; 9 Appendix A: Briefers to the Committee; 10 Appendix B: Biosketches of Members of the Committee

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780309159487
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780309159487
  • ISBN10: 0309159482

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