3

 

SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING IN DEFENSE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION PROGRAMS

 

47

   

 The Evolution of Department of Defense Policy and Practice for Software Development,

 

47

   

 Iterative, Incremental Development,

 

51

   

 Platforms and Virtualization: Key Underpinnings for Information Technology Systems,

 

60

   

 A Recommended Acquisition Management Approach for Information Technology Programs,

 

63

   

 Proposed Acquisition Management for SDCI Programs,

 

66

   

 Proposed Acquisition Management for CHSS Programs,

 

74

4

 

ACCEPTANCE AND TESTING

 

79

   

 Introduction,

 

79

   

 Shortcomings of Present Defense Test and Evaluation,

 

80

   

 “Big-R” Requirements and “Small-r” Requirements,

 

85

   

 Incorporating the Voice of the User,

 

86

   

 Toward Continuous Operational Assessment,

 

86

   

 Acceptance Teams,

 

88

   

 Evaluation Through Operational Use Metrics,

 

89

   

 Incorporating Common Services Definitions,

 

90

   

 Virtual Information Technology Test Environments,

 

92

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

97

 

 

APPENDIXES

 

 

   

 A  Brief Overview of the Defense Acquisition System for Information Technology

 

103

   

 B  Program Phases and Decision Milestones for SDCI Programs

 

116

   

 C  Program Phases and Decision Milestones for CHSS Programs

 

123

   

 D  Programs That Succeeded with Nontraditional Oversight

 

127

   

 E  Briefings to the Committee

 

131

   

 F  Biosketches of Committee and Staff

 

134

   

 G  Acronyms

 

147



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