By Doug Schmidt,
Chief Technology Officer
As part of an ongoing effort to keep you informed about the latest work of SEI technologists, I will keep you apprised of SEI-related work that’s published each month as SEI technical reports and notes. This post includes a listing of each report, author/s, and links where reports published in March can be accessed on the SEI website. The first report, A Framework for Evaluating Common Operating Environments, is based on a recent SEI blog posting and is an area I’m actively working on at the SEI. As always, we welcome your feedback on our work.
By Steve Rosemergy,
Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Acquisition Support Program
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.