Critical Code contemplates Department of Defense (DoD) needs and priorities for software research and suggests a research agenda and related actions. Building on two prior books--Summary of a Workshop on Software Intensive Systems and Uncertainty at Scale and Preliminary Observations on DoD Software Research Needs and Priorities--the present volume assesses the nature of the national investment in software research and, in particular, considers ways to revitalize the knowledge base needed to design, produce, and employ software-intensive systems for tomorrow's defense needs.
Critical Code discusses four sets of questions:
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|1 Recognize the Pivotal Role of DoD Software Innovation||17-44|
|2 Accept Uncertainty: Attack Risks and Exploit Opportunities||45-67|
|3 Assert DoD Architectural Leadership for Innovative Systems||68-85|
|4 Adopt a Strategic Approach to Software Assurance||86-111|
|5 Reinvigorate DoD Software Engineering Research||112-138|
|Appendix A: Briefers to the Committee||141-142|
|Appendix B: Biosketches of Members of the Committee||143-148|
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