ASE2 CARD CATALOG ENTRY
The Central Archive for Reusable Defense Software (CARDS) Program is a concerted Department of Defense (DoD) effort to transition advances in the techniques and technology of library-assisted, domain-specific software reuse into mainstream DoD software procurements. There are four key elements to the CARDS approach:
The Franchise Plan provides a description of reuse processes and instructions for tailoring development processes to effect domain-specific reuse; in addition, it will describe in precise steps a scenario for implementing a domain-specific library.
Along with the Franchise Plan, organizations will be provided with three sets of documents: Reuse Adoption Handbooks, CARDS library operation and maintenance related documents, and training and education material. The Reuse Adoption Handbooks consist of: Direction Level Handbook, Acquisition Handbook, Engineer's Handbook, and the Component Developer's and Tool Vendor's Handbook. The Engineer's Handbook and the Component Developer's and Tool Vendor's Handbook are technically oriented; the Direction Level and Acquisition Handbooks emphasize the business aspects of reuse, including strategy, schedule, risk, cost and rights issues. The CARDS Library Model Contracts/Agreements document provides a background of related legal issues, guidance to the CARDS Library Staff in applying the agreements to suppliers, subscribers and a starting point to develop library interoperability.
This Direction Level Handbook is directed towards acquisition executives of all the services to facilitate the institutionalization of software reuse. The audience of Program Executive Officers (PEOs), Designated Acquisition Commanders (DACs), and their supporting staff, are provided with a framework to assist them in establishing plans to manage reuse across their systems and to reach the goals outlined in the DoD Software Reuse Vision and Strategy document. Considerations are provided to assist in incorporating software reuse into the initial planning stages of an acquisition as well as at critical points within the acquisition life cycle. The options provided the executive will allow him to gain the greatest benefits from software reuse while optimizing the use of shrinking resources.
This publication of the Direction Level Handbook is an update of the initial 20 November 1992 published version.
20 November 1992 Robert Bowes et al FINAL release 26 August 1993 CARDS Release to the PAL 25 March 1994 UNISYS Release to ASSET 30 September 94 ASSET Release to the PAL
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