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Programmatic Interoperability

  • December 2007
  • By B. Craig Meyers , James Smith
  • This report introduces the concept of programmatic interoperability, which is the application of principles of interoperability to the acquisition management of systems. The report also discusses the orchestration of decisions and activities that are applicable to acquisition in a system-of-systems environment.
  • Acquisition Support System of Systems
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Abstract

    Interoperability has traditionally been considered a property of operational systems, where systems are able to exchange information in some agreed-upon fashion. However, other aspects of interoperability are often overlooked. This report introduces one of those aspects—the concept of programmatic interoperability, which is the application of principles of interoperability to the acquisition management of systems. It shows how programmatic interoperability contributes to fielding interoperable capabilities and relates this aspect to current trends such as network-centric operations. The report also discusses the orchestration of decisions and activities that are applicable to acquisition in a system-of-systems environment. Finally, the report suggests several research topics.

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SEI

Meyers, B.; & Smith, James. Programmatic Interoperability (CMU/SEI-2008-TN-012). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8599

IEEE

Meyers. B., and Smith. James, "Programmatic Interoperability," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2008-TN-012, 2007. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8599

APA

Meyers, B.., & Smith, James. (2007). Programmatic Interoperability (CMU/SEI-2008-TN-012). Retrieved December 27, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8599

CHI

B. Meyers, & James Smith. Programmatic Interoperability (CMU/SEI-2008-TN-012). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8599

MLA

Meyers, B.., & Smith, James. 2007. Programmatic Interoperability (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2008-TN-012). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8599