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System of Systems Software Assurance Initiative

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  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Type: Brochure
  • Topics: Software Assurance
  • Description: This brochure describes research that is developing a set of theories, methods, and practices to lower the cost and reduce the time achieve confidence.


The system of systems software assurance (SoSSA) team focuses on

  • assurance that undiscovered defects and vulnerabilities as well as unanticipated usage, environmental conditions, reconfiguration, and evolution will not impair functioning unacceptably

  • reliability, security, and performance

  • systems of systems in which rapid end-user adaptation is needed 

  • the use of structured argumentation (assurance cases) to achieve justified confidence in SoS behavior