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James Smith
November 2015 - Presentation Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) Interactive SharePoint Wiki

Authors: James Smith, Andrew Boyd

This presentation shows the creation of a single point of reference consisting of a curated set of DoD and local documents, templates, and checklists to aid the COR and promote information sharing and collaboration.

November 2015 - Presentation Government As the Integrator: Why, Why Not, and How?

Authors: William E. Novak, James Smith

This presentation identifies many of the factors that determine whether government as the integrator (GATI) is more likely to be successful in certain domains and circumstances.

February 2009 - Special Report Multi-View Decision Making (MVDM) Workshop

Topics: Acquisition Support, Cybersecurity Engineering, Risk and Opportunity Management, System of Systems, Software Assurance

Authors: Christopher J. Alberts, James Smith, Carol Woody

In this report, the authors describe the value of multi-view decision making, a set of practices that reflect the realities of complex development efforts.

December 2007 - Technical Note Programmatic Interoperability

Topics: Acquisition Support, System of Systems

Authors: 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.

October 2006 - Technical Note Topics in Interoperability: Structural Programmatics in a System of Systems

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: James Smith

This technical note presents a case study on how choices of structural programmatics (e.g., hierarchical or peer-to-peer organization, centralized or decentralized execution) affect programmatic interoperability in complex systems of systems.

September 2006 - Technical Note Interoperable Acquisition for Systems of Systems: The Challenges

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: James Smith, Mike Phillips

This 2006 report explores how systems-of-systems realities necessitate changes in the processes used to acquire, develop, field, and sustain operational capability.

April 2006 - Technical Note System-of-Systems Navigator: An Approach for Managing System-of-Systems Interoperability

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: Lisa Brownsword, David Fisher, Edwin J. Morris, James Smith, Patrick Kirwan

This technical note introduces the System-of-Systems Navigator (SoS Navigator), the collection and codification of essential practices for building large-scale systems of systems.

March 2006 - Technical Note Requirements Management in a System-of-Systems Context: A Workshop

Topics: Acquisition Support, System of Systems

Authors: B. Craig Meyers, James Smith, Peter Capell, Patrick R. Place

This 2006 report summarizes the results of a workshop focused on requirements management in a system of systems.

November 2005 - Technical Note Topics in Interoperability: Infrastructure Replacement in a System of Systems

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: David J. Carney, James Smith, Patrick R. Place

This technical note examines the Common Operations System (COS), a large aggregation of independently developed systems, and the risks posed to it by an infrastructure upgrade.

June 2005 - Technical Note Using Earned Value Management (EVM) in Spiral Development

Topics: Acquisition Support, System of Systems

Authors: Lisa Brownsword, James Smith

This report explores the fundamental challenges in using Earned Value Management (EVM) with spiral development processes and proposes adaptations to some EVM principles to render it more suitable for today's software-intensive systems.

March 2005 - Technical Report Including Interoperability in the Acquisition Process

Topics: Acquisition Support, System of Systems

Authors: B. Craig Meyers, Ira Monarch, Linda Levine, James Smith

This 2005 report explores achieving interoperability in the acquisition process.

April 2004 - Technical Report An Alternative to Technology Readiness Levels for Non-Developmental Item (NDI) Software

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: James Smith

This report explores the difficulties in using TRLs as they apply to NDI software technology and products, and explores an alternative set of readiness criteria.

March 2004 - Technical Report Current Perspectives on Interoperability

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: Lisa Brownsword, David J. Carney, David Fisher, Grace Lewis, Edwin J. Morris, Patrick R. Place, James Smith, Lutz Wrage, B. Craig Meyers

This 2004 report describes current research within the software engineering community on the topic of interoperability between software systems.

January 2004 - Presentation An Alternative to TRLs for COTS Software-Intensive Systems

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: James Smith

This presentation was delivered by James Smith in January 2004.

July 2003 - Technical Note What About Ada? The State of the Technology in 2003

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: James Smith

This 2003 report documents a recent investigation which characterized the technical and programmatic risks in reusing significant quantities of legacy Ada code in a new system.

January 2003 - Presentation The State of Practice in DoD Acquisitions, and Some Proposed Alternatives

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Theodore F. Marz, James Smith

This presentation was delivered in January 2003.

January 2003 - Presentation Enterprise Architecture and COTS Intensive System Acquisition Strategies

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Duane Hybertson (MITRE), Diane Mularz (MITRE), James Smith

This presentation on enterprise architecture and COTS intensive system acquisition strategies was delivered by Duane Hybertson and Diane Mularz of MITRE and James Smith of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in January 2003.

December 2002 - Technical Report Rules of Thumb for the Use of COTS Products

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Michele Motsko, Tricia Oberndorf, Ellen-Jane Pairo, James Smith

This 2002 report provides information to help guide decisions about when COTS products are an appropriate solution,and when they are not.