In This Edition:
ReuseIC Open for Business
Letter from the AJPO - Dr. Charles Engle
Use the ReuseIC host to find Reusable Components
Bindings support on the AdaIC host
Major Reuse Repositories
ASEET Team Expands Membership, Tenth Symposium Set for June
DISA Makes Awards in Ada Curriculum-Development Effort
Academic Ada Compiler to Be Available This Summer
Boeing 777 soars with Ada
AdaSAGE for Windows on Internet
AJPO, AdaIC Release New and Revised Publications
Some Policy and Guidance Documents for Reuse
At A Glance
Ada Trade Group Holds Programming Contest
ez2load -- Plug-and-Play Ada83/Ada95 for DOS
Article highlights Ada 95 and PowerPC
Newest "Lovelace" available -- Free Ada 95 tutorial
ReuseIC Open for Business!
If you want to control software costs, looking into reuse should be on your to-do list. Right under the general heading of "reuse", you may want to put "call the Reuse Information Clearinghouse (ReuseIC), 1-800-REUSE-SW (738-7379)."
The Software Reuse Initiative
Department of Defense (DoD) software costs are growing; from about $30 billion in 1990, it's estimated they were over $40 billion in 1995. Controlling those costs is vital, and for some time now, software reuse has been recognized as an obvious cost-control device. In 1991, a DoD study looked ahead and concluded that reuse could save $1 billion out of estimated 1994 software costs.
Both the Congress and the DoD have recognized the importance of reuse, and the House report accompanying the FY 1994 Appropriations bill directed the DoD to establish a "more formal program" for its Software Reuse Initiative (SRI). The DoD agreed with Congress's concerns, and responded in March 1994 with a Report to Congress outlining plans to strengthen software-reuse efforts.
The program-management function for the SRI was established at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and the SRI is now part of DISA's Center for Operational Support (COS).
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