SOFTWARE TOOLS TO IMPROVE THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE BUYERS AND SUPPLIERS OF NON OFF-THE-SHELF SOFTWARE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$49,246.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
15271
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Aetech Inc
380 Stevens Avenue Suite 212, Solana Beach, CA, 92075
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
James Thomes
Principal Investigator
(619) 755-1277
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
AETECH, A NATIONAL LEADER IN ADA ENVIRONMENTS AND TOOLS, PROPOSES TO DESIGN AND DEVELOP A COMMERCIAL-QUALITY SOFTWARE APPLICATION COMPRISED OF SOFTWARE TOOLS WHICH WILL IMPROVE THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE BUYERS AND SUPPLIERS OF NON OFF-THE-SHELF ADA SOFTWARE. IN PHASE I, AETECH WILL PROVIDE A DETAILED SPECIFICATION OF THE NEW TECHNOLOGY WHICH WILL INCLUDE ACQUIRING, MOVING AND DISPLAYING DOCUMENTATION FROM ASSET AND OTHER DOD SOURCES, ASSISTING THE GOVERNMENT IN PROVIDING AND USING THE REUSABLE ADA SOFTWARE IN ASSET, ARID ASSISTING THE SOFTWARE DEVELOPER IN INTEGRATING THE STARS SOFTWARE ASSETS INTO BIDS FOR NEW DOD SOFTWARE. IN PHASE I, AETECH WILL ALSO DELIVER A SUBSET PROTOTYPE OF THE SYSTEM CONSISTING OF AN INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENT ENTITLED THE SOFTWARE ACQUISITION AND VALUATION ENVIRONMENT (SAVE), WHICH WILL RUN ON STANDARD MILITARY MICROCOMPUTERS SUCH AS THE ZENITH Z-248, UNISYS DESKTOP III, AND THE NEW DESKTOP IV. IN PHASE 11, THE SAVE WILL BE DEVELOPED, REFINED, PRODUCTIZED AND INTEGRATED INTO THE STARS ASSET REPOSITORY IN MORGANTOWN, VA. IN OPERATIONAL PRACTICE, THIS SYSTEM SHOULD SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE THE COST OF DEVELOPING NEW SYSTEMS WITH REUSABLE ADA SOFTWARE. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF LINES OF REUSABLE ADA SOFTWARE NOW EXIST, BUT THERE IS LITTLE EVIDENCE THAT THE COST OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT HAS BEEN REDUCED, BECAUSE NO VALUE IS PLACED ON THIS CODE IN THE ACQUISITION PROCESS. THIS SYSTEM WILL HELP MANAGERS, CONTRACT MANAGERS, AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS ACHIEVE QUICK, TANGIBLE, MEASURABLE BENEFITS FROM THE USE OF ADA.

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