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Technical Report

National Software Capacity: Near-Term Study

  • Abstract

    This study provides an initial assessment of the U.S.'s industrial capacity to produce MCCR software. A survey of senior government and industry people showed that 90 percent of them expected a serious problem with the nation's capacity to produce military software over the next 5 years. They ranked acquisition and labor factors as contributing most to the failure of military system development contracts to meet schedule or costs. The study team also analyzed available data about the supply of labor (new graduates and experienced scientists and engineers) and three aspects of demand (ADA systems, PDSS, and related commercial applications) before concluding there is a serious capacity problem. The report describes labor, organizational, and technological issues affecting software production capacity and concludes with some preliminary recommendations for DoD and industry initiatives.

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SEI

Siegel, Jane; Stewman, Shelby; Konda, Suresh; Larkey, Patrick; & Wagner, W.. National Software Capacity: Near-Term Study. CMU/SEI-90-TR-012 . Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 1990. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11191

IEEE

Siegel. Jane, Stewman. Shelby, Konda. Suresh, Larkey. Patrick, and Wagner. W., "National Software Capacity: Near-Term Study," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-90-TR-012 , 1990. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11191

APA

Siegel, Jane., Stewman, Shelby., Konda, Suresh., Larkey, Patrick., & Wagner, W.. (1990). National Software Capacity: Near-Term Study (CMU/SEI-90-TR-012 ). Retrieved October 18, 2017, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11191

CHI

Jane Siegel, Shelby Stewman, Suresh Konda, Patrick Larkey, & W. Wagner. National Software Capacity: Near-Term Study (CMU/SEI-90-TR-012 ). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1990. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11191

MLA

Siegel, Jane., Stewman, Shelby., Konda, Suresh., Larkey, Patrick., & Wagner, W.. 1990. National Software Capacity: Near-Term Study (Technical Report CMU/SEI-90-TR-012 ). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11191

BibTex

@techreport{SiegelNationalSoftware1990,
title={National Software Capacity: Near-Term Study},
author={Jane Siegel and Shelby Stewman and Suresh Konda and Patrick Larkey and W. Wagner},
year={1990},
number={CMU/SEI-90-TR-012 },
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11191} }