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September 6, 1996

DoD PUBLISHES CD-ROM-BASED DEFENSE ACQUISITION DESKBOOK

The Defense Department recently published the first edition of its CD-Rom based Defense Acquisition Deskbook, a one-stop source for program offices which includes DoD and government acquisition policies, the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and other reference material. The CD-Rom, which will be issued quarterly and has a companion WWW site, also includes the beginnings of a library of material on best practices, lessons learned, and examples of innovative procurements.

The CD-Rom is expected to provide a more effective means of accessing guidelines and other acquisition-related topics. The WWW site, http://deskbook.osd.mil/deskbook.html, features a bulletin board where the DoD can publish new policies and any discretionary material that is especially topical. The CD-Rom will be offered to industry vendors at about $35.

SOURCE:
Monroe, John Stein, "Defense Puts Out CD-Rom Deskbook," Federal Computer Week. August 12, 1996: 1, 14.

Ada-EUROPE'97 - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RELIABLE 
SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES

The 1997 Ada-Europe Conference will be held June 2-6, 1997 in London's Tower Hotel. The Conference aims to bring together users and vendors of software engineering tools, and those who research and teach related techniques, to discuss and exchange new developments and to share good practice. The Conference will consist of tutorials, presentations and demonstrations of software engineering products.

Participation in the Conference is invited from all those in the software engineering community - users, vendors, educators and researchers.

For more information, please contact:

The Ada-Europe Conference Administrator: Helen Byard,
c/o Ada UK, PO Box 322, York YO1 3GY, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1904 412740 Fax: +44 1904 426702
E-mail: admin@adauk.org.uk
or the Conference Chairman: Bill Taylor,
E-mail: 101576.2126@compuserve.com

To register your e-mail address to receive further information, send mail to topprg@sis.port.ac.uk

SOURCE:
Conference brochure supplied by Ada Europe and Ada UK in cooperation with ACM SIGAda.

Ada 95 MATRIX MATH PACKAGE AVAILABLE

The Data Fusion laboratory, part of Drexel University, has made the first release of its Ada 95 Matrix Math package available to the Ada 95 community. The package targets vector and matrix math operations implemented natively in Ada 95. Many operations, such as determinants, subvectors/ matrices, singular value decompositions, inverses, eigenvalues/eigenvectors are supported.

For more information on the Ada 95 Matrix Math package, refer to the Data Fusion Lab's web page at: http://dflwww.ece.drexel.edu/ The matrix package is under Research, entitled "ADA Matrix Package."

SOURCE:
Chris Papademetrious, Data Fusion Laboratory, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.

i-LOGIX OFFERS NEW CAD SOFTWARE

i-Logix, Inc. has recently introduced Statemate Magnum, an improved and redesigned CAD platform designed to facilitate electronic system design automation (ESDA). Aimed at system designers rather than ASIC designers, Statemate Magnum enables users to chart system behavior, generate source code and run simulations. Statemate Magnum is capable of generating Ada code for software developers.

SOURCE:
Goering, Richard. "i-Logix Inc.'s Statemate Magnum replaces previous line of CAD software," Electronic Engineering Times. June 24, 1996: 18-19.


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