In an almost incalculable number of ways, we delight in software’s benefits with no appreciation for the software that provides them. It fuels the breakthroughs we enjoy as our mobile devices, self-parking automobiles, smart home appliances, online purchasing websites, and more. Have software’s repeated successes, and the assumption that they will continue endlessly, discounted perceptions of its importance among leadership in civilian government, national defense, and national security organizations?
In this panel discussion you will learn
• examples of and some reasons for software advancements
• future directions for software and cybersecurity
• difficulties for DoD in adopting software advances
• some suggestions for DoD and government
Grace A. Lewis is the deputy lead for the SEI's Advanced Mobile Systems initiative and the technical lead for the Edge-Enabled Tactical Systems research team, which works on a number of projects related to mobile systems at the edge. Her main interests are mobile computing, service-oriented architecture, and cloud computing. Lewis has more than 20 years of professional software development experience, mainly in industry. Before joining the SEI, Lewis was chief of systems development for Icesi University, where she served as project manager and technical lead for the university-wide administrative systems.
Joseph D. Yankel