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A Framework for Evaluating Common Operating Environments

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By Steve Rosemergy,
Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Acquisition Support Program

Steve Rosemergy Large-scale DoD acquisition programs are increasingly being developed atop reusable software platforms—known as Common Operating Environments (COEs) —that provide applications and end-users with many net-centric capabilities, such as cloud computing  or Web 2.0 applications, including  data-sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration. Selecting an appropriate COE is critical to the success of acquisition programs, yet the processes and methods for evaluating COEs had not been clearly defined.  I explain below how the SEI developed a Software Evaluation Framework and applied it to help assess the suitability of COEs for the US Army.