Effective Programmatic Software Safety Strategy for US Navy Gun System Acquisition Programs

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Authors
Rivera, Joey
Luqi
Berzins, Valdis
Subjects
Open Architecture (OA)
System Software Safety Technical Review Panel (SSSTRP), Open Architecture (OA), Software-intensive Gun System Acquisition
Advisors
Date of Issue
2009-04-01
Date
01-Apr-09
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
The System Software Safety Technical Review Panel (SSSTRP) is tasked with reviewing the software safety processes and practices of US Navy software-intensive Gun System acquisition programs from the early stages of the acquisition process. As these systems grow in complexity and as Open Architecture (OA) is implemented, the acquisition and demonstration of safe software is becoming a more challenging task'' often resulting in unexpected safety risks, schedule delays, and cost overruns. This research presents an approach to mitigate common risks in this domain from the Program Management level. This approach focuses on analyzing historical weapon system SSSTRP data to identify trends that could lead to a strategy to increase software safety as well as reduce unexpected findings at the SSSTRP. This research effort is still in the early stages, but data are being collected, and progress is being made. The goal of this paper is to increase awareness of both the problem and the research effort that is attempting to mitigate the common effects felt by Program Managers.
Type
Technical Report
Description
Proceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program)
Department
Acquisition Management
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
NPS-AM-09-038
Sponsors
Naval Postgraduate School Acquisition Research Program
Funder
Format
Citation
Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Rights
This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.