Recommended DoD Ada Policy

Study Recommendation

IF these conditions hold:
  • Application subsystem is in the warfighting sector
  • DoD-directed maintenance
  • Subsystem highly critical or larger than 10 KLOC
  • No better COTS, NDI, 4GL solution
  • No life cycle cost justification to use another language

THEN require Ada for: 95 percent or more of subsystem

Current Policy

IF these conditions hold:
  • All DoD software systems; all sectors
  • Same
  • Entire system
  • Use COTS, NDI, 4GLs where cost effective
  • Same

THEN require Ada for: entire system(100 percent Ada)