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The Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) of the National Research Council, Committee on the Past and Present Contexts for the Use of Ada in the Department of Defense was formed to respond to a request from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence) to review the Defense Department's policy on the use of the Ada programming language. The committee has completed the study and has presented the results of its deliberations to the Department of Defense and the public at briefings in October, November, and December, 1996. A copy of the presentation made at Tri-Ada '96 is found below. The final report, Ada and Beyond: Software Policies for the Department of Defense, will be available in early February.
Past and Present Contexts
Ada Business-case Analysis
Findings and Recommendations
Analysis of Alternatives
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