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Software Architecture Evaluation Tool for Evaluating Offeror Proposals

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-16-M-6731
Agency Tracking Number: F161-041-0038
Amount: $149,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF161-041
Solicitation Number: 2016.1
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-08-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-05-15
Small Business Information
101 Main Street, 14th floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States
DUNS: 079362308
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Robert Lee Doolan
 (415) 729-4509
Business Contact
 Daniel J Sturtevant
Phone: (781) 223-8200
Research Institution

ABSTRACT: Government organizations have difficulty assessing and improving the quality of software systemsdue to limited visibility into system modularity and architecture quality.It isalso difficult to quantify the financial value of software quality.With increasing awareness that design quality reduces defects, improves performance, and reduces cost, the government needs better ways to assess quality early to reduce long-term total cost of ownership.Silverthread leverages the research of Alan MacCormack, Carliss Baldwin, and Daniel Sturtevant to assess code and architecture quality and correlate software systems quality to software system cost, agility, and maintainability. Through this assessment, Silverthread may be able to forecast cost, waste, schedule, etc., more specifically identify quality challenges, and make recommendations that will improve the ROI of software systems investments in maintenance, re-write, and refactoring.; BENEFIT: - Improve success rate of IT investment decisions regarding re-writing or re-factoring software systems- Improve the ability to assess quality of a software system and manage future costs, schedules, and responsiveness- Improve the ability to assess the quality of a third party contractor- Improve the ability to assess and understand the relative quality of a software system against an internal or external benchmark.

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