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James McCurley
February 2014 - Special Report Wireless Emergency Alerts: Trust Model Technical Report

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Robert W. Stoddard, Joseph P. Elm, James McCurley, Sarah Sheard, Tamara Marshall-Keim

This report describes a trust model to enable the Federal Emergency Management Agency to maximize the effectiveness of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) service and provides guidance for alert originators in using WEA to maximize public safety.

July 2013 - White Paper Measures and Measurement for Secure Software Development

Topics: Cybersecurity Engineering, Software Assurance

Authors: Carol Dekkers, David Zubrow, James McCurley

In this paper, the authors discuss how measurement can be applied improve the security characteristics of the software being developed.

November 2012 - Webinar Quantifying Uncertainty in Early Lifecycle Cost Estimation

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Jim McCurley, Robert Stoddard

In this presentation we describe a new, integrative approach for pre-Milestone A cost estimation, which we call QUELCE (Quantifying Uncertainty in Early Lifecycle Cost Estimation).

November 2012 - Podcast Quantifying Uncertainty in Early Lifecycle Cost Estimation

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Jim McCurley, Robert Stoddard

In this podcast episode, Jim McCurley and Robert Stoddard discuss a new method developed by the SEI's Software Engineering Measurement and Analysis (SEMA) team, Quantifying Uncertainty in Early Lifecycle Cost Estimation (QUELCE).

June 2012 - White Paper Security-Specific Bibliography

Authors: Carol Dekkers, James McCurley, David Zubrow

In this paper, the authors provide a bibliography of sources related to security.

April 2012 - Technical Note Source Code Analysis Laboratory (SCALe)

Topics: Secure Coding

Authors: Robert C. Seacord, Will Dormann, James McCurley, Philip Miller, Robert W. Stoddard, David Svoboda, Jefferson Welch

In this report, the authors describe the CERT Program's Source Code Analysis Laboratory (SCALe), a conformance test against secure coding standards.

December 2011 - Technical Report Quantifying Uncertainty in Early Lifecycle Cost Estimation (QUELCE)

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Robert Ferguson, Dennis Goldenson, James McCurley, Robert W. Stoddard, David Zubrow, Debra Anderson

The method of quantifying uncertainty described in this report synthesizes scenario building, Bayesian Belief Network (BBN) modeling and Monte Carlo simulation into an estimation method that quantifies uncertainties, allows subjective inputs, visually depicts influential relationships among program change drivers and outputs, and assists with the explicit description and documentation underlying an estimate.

December 2011 - Technical Report An Investigation of Techniques for Detecting Data Anomalies in Earned Value Management Data

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Mark Kasunic, James McCurley, Dennis Goldenson, David Zubrow

This research demonstrated the effectiveness of various statistical techniques for discovering quantitative data anomalies.

December 2010 - Technical Report Source Code Analysis Laboratory (SCALe) for Energy Delivery Systems

Topics: Secure Coding

Authors: Robert C. Seacord, Will Dormann, James McCurley, Philip Miller, Robert W. Stoddard, David Svoboda, Jefferson Welch

In this report, the authors describe the Source Code Analysis Laboratory (SCALe), which tests software for conformance to CERT secure coding standards.

September 2010 - Technical Report Using TSP Data to Evaluate Your Project Performance

Topics: Measurement and Analysis, Process Improvement, TSP

Authors: Shigeru Sasao, William Nichols, James McCurley

A set of measures was determined that allow analyses This report discusses the application of a set of measures to a data set of 41 TSP projects from an organization to identify their strengths and weaknesses.

July 2010 - Technical Report Programmatic and Constructive Interdependence: Emerging Insights and Predictive Indicators of Development Resource Demand

Topics: Measurement and Analysis, Process Improvement, System of Systems

Authors: Robert M. Flowe, Mark Kasunic, Mary M. Brown, Paul L. Hardin, III, James McCurley, David Zubrow, William Anderson

This 2010 report describes a series of ongoing research efforts that investigate the role of interdependence in the acquisition of major defense acquisition programs.

June 2010 - Technical Report Performance Effects of Measurement and Analysis: Perspectives from CMMI High Maturity Organizations and Appraisers

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: James McCurley, Dennis Goldenson

This report describes results from two recent surveys conducted by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) to collect information about the measurement and analysis activities of software systems development organizations.

February 2009 - Technical Report Use and Organizational Effects of Measurement and Analysis in High Maturity Organizations: Results from the 2008 SEI State of Measurement and Analysis Practice Surveys

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Dennis Goldenson, James McCurley, Robert W. Stoddard

This report contains results from a survey of high maturity organizations conducted by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in 2008. The questions center on the use of process performance modeling in those organizations and the value added by that use.

November 2008 - Technical Note Can You Trust Your Data? Establishing the Need for a Measurement and Analysis Infrastructure Diagnostic

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Mark Kasunic, James McCurley, David Zubrow

This report describes common errors in measurement and analysis and the need for a criterion-based assessment method that will allow organizations to evaluate key characteristics of their measurement programs.

September 2008 - White Paper Software Engineering Bibliography

Topics: Cybersecurity Engineering, Software Assurance

Authors: James McCurley, Carol Dekkers, David Zubrow

In this paper, the authors provide a bibliography of sources related to software engineering.

February 2002 - Presentation The Use of Measures in Security Analysis

Topics: Measurement and Analysis, Process Improvement

Authors: James McCurley

presentation at SEPG 2002, February 17-21, 2002 in Phoenix, Arizona