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Software Acquisition Capability Maturity Model

December 1996 Technical Report
Jack R. Ferguson, Jack R. Ferguson, Jack Cooper, Jack Cooper, Michael Falat, Michael Falat, Matt Fisher, Matt Fisher, Anthony Guido, Anthony Guido, John Marciniak, John Marciniak, Jordan Matejceck

This 1996 version of the SA-CMM incorporates the results of lessons learned from the use of Version 1.0.


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The SA-CMM is a model for benchmarking and improving the software acquisition process. The model follows the same architecture as the Capability Maturity Model for Software (SW-CMM), but with a unique emphasis on acquisition issues and the needs of individuals and groups who are planning and managing software acquisition efforts.