Patricia A. Oberndorf

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0 7 4 0 7 4 5 9 / 0 0 / $ 1 0 . 0 0 © 2 0 0 0 I E E E processes,4,5 no one has yet comprehensively described the processes—engineering, business, and management—that arise or change in response to this growing use of COTS products and technology. While such factors as domain and life cycle stage prevent any one process from working for all CBS projects, we(More)
The growing use of commercial products in large systems makes evaluation and selection of appropriate products an increasingly essential activity. However, many organizations struggle in their attempts to select an appropriate product for use in systems. As part of a cooperative effort, the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and the National Research(More)
Government policies on the acquisition of software-intensive systems have recently undergone a significant shift in emphasis toward the use of existing commercial products. Some Requests for Proposals (RFPs) now include a mandate concerning the amount of COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) products that must be included. This interest in COTS products is based(More)
Despite all the difficulties encountered in each incarnation of software reuse, we persist along the path of trying to figure out how we're going to create systems that meet the ever-increasing demand for capability and, with it, complexity and sheer size. Opportunistic software systems development is a reality today and for the foreseeable future, as the(More)
We designed and implemented an ontological solution which makes provisions for choosing adequate devices/sensors for remote monitoring of patients who are suffering from post-stroke health complications. We argue that non-functional requirements in pervasive healthcare systems can be elicited and managed through semantics stored in ontological models and(More)
The Navy’s Next Generation Computer Resources (NGCR) program set up a Project Support Environment Standards Working Group (PSESWG) to help in the task of establishing interface standards that will allow the U.S. Navy to more easily and effectively assemble software-intensive Project Support Environments (PSEs) from commercial sources. A major focus of(More)
In this issue of news@sei, one of our articles, " Securing Information Assets " , refers to a newly published volume in the Addison-Wesley SEI Series in Software Engineering. The CERT® Guide to System and Network Security Practices, written by Julia Allen, a senior member of the SEI technical staff and published in June, presents more than 50 best practices(More)