2015 DOD Maintenance Symposium

December 7-10, 2015

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Phoenix Convention Center

Software Sustainment Issues and Challenges

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: North Ballroom 120 AB

Objective: Discuss the unique software sustainment issues and challenges faced by the DoD and Industry in support of current and future software intensive weapon systems.

Abstract: Increasingly complex and interoperable software intensive weapon systems have created a growing demand for software sustainment capability. The DoD must comply with the law by providing a ready and controlled depot maintenance capability, which includes all aspects of software maintenance. As weapon system functionality controlled by software increases, software sustainment becomes a more significant cost driver. Concurrently maintaining multiple software configurations during the life cycle of a weapon system compounds the sustainment complexity and increases cost. Cybersecurity throughout sustainment requires effective management of risks. Software maintenance professionals from Government and industry will discuss the challenges and issues unique to supporting software intensive weapon systems over their life cycle.

Moderator:
Mr. Michael McLendon, Associate Director, Software Solutions Division, Software Engineering Institute - Presentation

Panelists:
Dr. William Craig, Director, Software Engineering Directorate, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command - Presentation
Mr. Kevin Stamey, Director, Engineering & Technical Management, Air Force Sustainment Center
Dr. William Scherlis, Professor of Computer Science, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University - Presentation
Mr. Tim Pacey, Senior Director, Software Development, General Atomics - Presentation
Mr. Brian Marsh, Assistant Chief Engineer, Certification and Mission Assurance, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command - Presentation
Mr. Scott LaChance, F-35 ALIS Chief Architect, Lockheed Martin - Presentation
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