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Critical Code: Software Producibility for Defense

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Critical Code

Software Producibility for Defense (2010)
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Critical Code contemplates Department of Defense (DoD) needs and priorities for software research and suggests a research agenda and related actions. Building on two prior books--Summary of a Workshop on Software Intensive Systems and Uncertainty at Scale and Preliminary Observations on DoD Software Research Needs and Priorities--the present volume assesses the nature of the national investment in software research and, in particular, considers ways to revitalize the knowledge base needed to design, produce, and employ software-intensive systems for tomorrow's defense needs.

Critical Code discusses four sets of questions:

  • To what extent is software capability significant for the DoD? Is it becoming more or less significant and strategic in systems development?
  • Will the advances in software producibility needed by the DoD emerge unaided from industry at a pace sufficient to meet evolving defense requirements?
  • What are the opportunities for the DoD to make more effective use of emerging technology to improve software capability and software producibility?
  • In which technology areas should the DoD invest in research to advance defense software capability and producibility?

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National Research Council. 2010. Critical Code: Software Producibility for Defense. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/12979.

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160 pages | 8.5 x 11
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  • Paperback: 978-0-309-15948-7
  • Ebook: 978-0-309-16327-9
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/12979
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