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National Software Capacity: Near-Term Study

Technical Report
This 1990 study provides an initial assessment of the U.S.'s industrial capacity to produce MCCR software.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-90-TR-012
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6575747.v1

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.

Cite This Technical Report

Siegel, J., Stewman, S., Konda, S., Larkey, P., & Wagner, W. (1990, May 1). National Software Capacity: Near-Term Study. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-90-TR-012). Retrieved July 25, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6575747.v1.

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author={Siegel, Jane and Stewman, Shelby and Konda, Suresh and Larkey, Patrick and Wagner, W.},
title={National Software Capacity: Near-Term Study},
month={May},
year={1990},
number={CMU/SEI-90-TR-012},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
url={https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6575747.v1},
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Siegel, Jane, Shelby Stewman, Suresh Konda, Patrick Larkey, and W. Wagner. "National Software Capacity: Near-Term Study." (CMU/SEI-90-TR-012). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, May 1, 1990. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6575747.v1.

J. Siegel, S. Stewman, S. Konda, P. Larkey, and W. Wagner, "National Software Capacity: Near-Term Study," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-90-TR-012, 1-May-1990 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6575747.v1. [Accessed: 25-Jul-2024].

Siegel, Jane, Shelby Stewman, Suresh Konda, Patrick Larkey, and W. Wagner. "National Software Capacity: Near-Term Study." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-90-TR-012). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 May. 1990. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6575747.v1. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Siegel, Jane; Stewman, Shelby; Konda, Suresh; Larkey, Patrick; & Wagner, W.. National Software Capacity: Near-Term Study. CMU/SEI-90-TR-012. Software Engineering Institute. 1990. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6575747.v1