Published:  July 13, 2017

Design and Development Process for Assured Software – DoD Software Assurance Community of Practice: Volume 1

This is a special Software Assurance (SwA) edition of the Journal of Cyber Security & Information Systems, published by the Cyber Security & Information Systems Information Analysis Center (CSIAC). This edition explores different aspects of developing, deploying and training on how to build assured software. Articles are contributed by software assurance practitioners from the DoD and civil government that are devoted to the advancement of secure development principles in U.S government critical systems.

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Keys to Successful DoD Software Project Execution

Software is inherent in today’s complex systems and is often the primary cost, schedule, and technical performance driver in Department of Defense (DoD) programs. For DoD mission critical systems, the associated software size, complexity, interdependencies,…

Software Assurance in The Agile Software Development Lifecycle

Over the last 30 years, the DoD has struggled to adapt to the ever-changing world of software development. Of these many struggles, implementing Agile software development and practicing systems security engineering are two struggles that…

Hacker 101 & Secure Coding: A Grassroots Movement towards Software Assurance

The frequency and complexity of attacks upon the software assets of the United States Military is increasing at a rate which requires a massive organized response from the defense community. This threat is unlike anything…

Is Our Software REALLY Secure?

The answer to the question is NO – as noted in the DoD Director, Operational Test and Evaluation FY 2016 Annual Report1 despite the significant progress the DoD has made in improving the cybersecurity of…

Defense Technical Information Center’s (DTIC’s) Hidden Gems

The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) provides a host of products and services to the DoD and to users in government, industry and academia. One of the important facets of their services is access to…

Development and Transition of the SEI Software Assurance Curriculum

In this article, we discuss the development and transition of the Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI’s) Software Assurance Curriculum. The Master of Software Assurance Reference Curriculum, developed under U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsorship, was…