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Special Report

Guidance on Commercial-Based and Open Systems for Coast Guard Program Managers

  • December 2000
  • By Patrick R. Place
  • This 2000 report is intended for Coast Guard program and assistant programmanagers who will acquire systems containing commercial software products while adopting an open system strategy.
  • System of Systems
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
    CMU/SEI Report Number: CMU/SEI-2000-SR-013
  • Abstract

    With increasing frequency, Coast Guard Program Managers are acquiring systems based on both commercial products and open systems. This brings both benefits and risks. Although the benefits of using commercial products and open systems are widely publicized, the risks are often overlooked. This document discusses various risks and provides guidance that may be used to mitigate those risks.

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