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David J. Carney
October 2014 - Technical Note A Method for Aligning Acquisition Strategies and Software Architectures

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Lisa Brownsword, Cecilia Albert, David J. Carney, Patrick R. Place

This report describes the third year of the SEI's research into aligning acquisition strategies and software architecture.

April 2014 - Technical Note Potential Use of Agile Methods in Selected DoD Acquisitions: Requirements Development and Management

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Kenneth Nidiffer, Suzanne Miller, David J. Carney

This report explores issues that practitioners in the field who are actively adopting Agile methods have identified in our interviews about their experience in defining and managing requirements.

February 2014 - Technical Note Results in Relating Quality Attributes to Acquisition Strategies

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Lisa Brownsword, Cecilia Albert, David J. Carney, Patrick R. Place

This technical note describes the second phase of a study that focuses on the relationships between software architecture and acquisition strategy -- more specifically, their alignment or misalignment.

June 2013 - Technical Note Isolating Patterns of Failure in Department of Defense Acquisition

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Lisa Brownsword, Christopher J. Alberts, David J. Carney, Patrick R. Place, Charles (Bud) Hammons, John J. Hudak

This report documents an investigation into issues related to aligning acquisition strategies with business and mission goals.

March 2010 - Technical Report Testing in Service-Oriented Environments

Topics: Service-Oriented Architecture, Software Architecture, System of Systems

Authors: Edwin J. Morris, William Anderson, Sriram Balasubramaniam, David J. Carney, John Morley, Patrick R. Place, Soumya Simanta

This report makes 65 recommendations for improving testing in service-oriented environments. It covers testing functionality and testing for interoperability, security, performance, and reliability qualities.

June 2008 - Technical Note SoS Navigator 2.0: A Context-Based Approach to System-of-Systems Challenges

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: Philip J. Boxer, David J. Carney, Suzanne Garcia-Miller, Lisa Brownsword, William Anderson, Patrick Kirwan, Dennis B. Smith, John Morley

This report introduces the fundamental concepts, processes, and techniques of the SoS Navigator approach. It also presents case studies that show the use of SoS Navigator in healthcare, military, and civilian government systems-of-systems contexts.

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.

November 2005 - Technical Note Topics in Interoperability: Concepts of Ownership and Their Significance in Systems of Systems

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: David J. Carney, Patrick R. Place, William Anderson

This technical note is a brief examination of the concept of ownership and the ways in which it might apply to systems of systems.

August 2005 - Technical Note Some Current Approaches to Interoperability

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: David J. Carney, David Fisher, Edwin J. Morris, Patrick R. Place

This 2005 report examines some of the complexities of interoperability and some recent research approaches to achieving it.

March 2005 - Technical Note Topics in Interoperability: System-of-Systems Evolution

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: David J. Carney, David Fisher, Patrick R. Place

This report - the first in a series of reports on interoperability - examines how interoperable systems of systems evolve.

April 2004 - Presentation Integration and Interoperability Models for Systems of Systems

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: David J. Carney, Tricia Oberndorf

David J. Carney and Tricia Oberndorf propose and discuss a unified model of interoperability for the integration of system of systems (SoSs) in this 2004 presentation.

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.

September 2003 - Technical Report SEI Independent Research and Development Projects (FY 2003)

Authors: Felix Bachmann, Sven Dietrich, Peter H. Feiler, Suzanne Garcia-Miller, Mark H. Klein, Edwin J. Morris, Patrick R. Place, Daniel Plakosh, Robert C. Seacord, Anthony J. Lattanze, B. Craig Meyers, John McHugh, Len Bass, David J. Carney

This report describes the IR&D projects that were conducted during fiscal year 2003 (October 2002 through September 2003).

September 2003 - Technical Report Identifying Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Product Risks: The COTS Usage Risk Evaluation

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: David J. Carney, Edwin J. Morris, Patrick R. Place

This 2003 report describes the development of an approach to reduce the number of program failures attributable to COTS software: the COTS Usage Risk Evaluation (CURE).

May 2003 - Technical Report A Basis for an Assembly Process for COTS-Based Systems (APCS)

Authors: David J. Carney, Patrick R. Place, Tricia Oberndorf

This paper describes a generic process framework for developing software systems based on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products.

May 2003 - Technical Report Case Study: Computer Supplier Evaluation Practices of the Parenteral Drug Association

Authors: David J. Carney, Harvey Greenawalt, Grigonis Grigonis, Tricia Oberndorf

This case study describes the development of a method for evaluating computer and software suppliers for the pharmaceutical industry.

July 2000 - Special Report Spiral Development - Building the Culture: A Report on the CSE-SEI Workshop, February, 2000

Authors: Fred Hansen, John T. Foreman, David J. Carney, Eileen C. Forrester, Caroline P. Graettinger, William C. Peterson, Patrick R. Place

This report summarizes the CSE/SEI February 2000 SDM workshop and presents its recommendations.

February 1999 - Special Report Quotations from Chairman David (A Little Red Book of Truths to Enlighten and Guide on the Long March Toward the COTS Revolution)

Authors: David J. Carney

This brief and humorous publication examines some issues related to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products in DoD and government systems.

September 1998 - White Paper A Summary of DoD COTS-Related Policies

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: David J. Carney, Tricia Oberndorf

This Monograph examines seven documents that contain official guidance regarding the use of COTS products in Government systems.

September 1998 - White Paper DoD Security Needs and COTS-Based Systems

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: David J. Carney, Scott Hissam, Daniel Plakosh

This monograph offers a "heads-up" to decision makers who are building information systems that have security constraints, who feel the market imperatives, and who want to make opportunistic use of what the market has to offer.

June 1998 - White Paper Case Study: Significant Schedule Delays in a Complex NDI-Based System

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: David J. Carney

The expected audience for this monograph is a general audience, and the major issues tend to be more programmatic and managerial rather than purely technical.

June 1998 - White Paper Case Study: Evaluating COTS Products for DoD Information Systems

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: David J. Carney, Carol A. Sledge

This monograph reports on a DoD program that undertook a detailed evaluation effort that examined several commercial products as candidates for a large information system.

February 1998 - White Paper Isolating Faults in Complex COTS-Based Systems

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: David J. Carney, Scott Hissam

This monograph provides an overview of a method for isolating and overcoming faults in COTS-based systems.

June 1997 - White Paper Assembling Large Systems from COTS Components (Monograph)

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: David J. Carney

This monograph, the first in a series, illuminates some general issues that can arise when pursuing a COTS-based approach in complex, heterogeneous systems.

September 1995 - White Paper Assessing the Quality of Large, Software-Intensive Systems: A Case Study

Topics: Software Architecture

Authors: Alan W. Brown, David J. Carney, Paul C. Clements, B. Craig Meyers, Dennis B. Smith, Nelson W. Weiderman, William G. Wood

This paper presents a case study in carrying out an audit of a large, software-intensive system.

June 1995 - Special Report Proceedings of the SEI/MCC Symposium on the Use of COTS in Systems Integration

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: Alan W. Brown, David J. Carney, M. McFalls

These report includes the presentations and main highlights from the discussions of the SEI/MCC Symposium on the Use of COTS in Systems Integration, held at the SEI in January 1995.

March 1995 - White Paper A Case Study in Assessing the Maintainability of Large, Software-Intensive Systems

Topics: Software Architecture

Authors: Alan W. Brown, David J. Carney, Paul C. Clements

This paper presents a case study in assessing the maintainability of a large, software intensive system. The techniques used are described, and their strengths and weaknesses discussed.

March 1995 - White Paper A Case Study in Assessing the Maintainability of Large, Software-Intensive Systems

Topics: Software Architecture

Authors: Alan W. Brown, David J. Carney, Paul C. Clements

This paper presents a case study in assessing the maintainability of a large, software intensive system. The techniques used are described, and their strengths and weaknesses discussed.

August 1994 - Book Principles of CASE Tool Integration

Topics: Process Improvement

Authors: Alan W. Brown, David J. Carney, Edwin J. Morris, Dennis B. Smith, Paul Zarrella

Principles of CASE Tool Integration describes concepts, models, and guidelines for understanding CASE tool integration and analyzes in-depth the CASE tool integration problem.

November 1993 - Technical Report Reference Model for Project Support Environments (Version 2.0)

Authors: Alan W. Brown, David J. Carney, Tricia Oberndorf, M. Zelkowitz (University of Maryland)

The goal of the PSE Standards Working Group is to provide an interface standard that can be used by project managers as an aid in procuring or assembling a PSE for a particular project or organization. The first step towards this goal is establishing a reference model that describes the full scope of functionality that is expected of a PSE.