Earned value project management involves planning work to a manageable level of detail such that it is feasible to allocate a portion of the budget to each planned work unit (work package), and then tracking progress by the accumulated "value" of completed work units. As work is performed, it is "earned" on the same basis as it was planned, in dollars or
(.mil/.gov ONLY) Over the past few years, the use of wireless data devices, such as the BlackBerry unit by Research In Motion (RIM), has greatly increased within the Federal Government. The need for accessing E-mail remotely has been the primary market driver for this growth although device-to-device communications has also been a significant contributor.
The goal of this report is to describe the state-of-the-art of embedded software maintenance and provide a glimpse of state-of-the-practice embedded maintenance practices. Section 2 introduces the area of embedded software based on embedded systems, the implication of embedded software and some of its characteristics. Section 3 describes the more general
The purpose of this report is to address this interest and provide a comprehensive overview of the current State-of-the-Art as well as State-of-the-Practice for Agile Methods. The first section discusses the history behind the trend, as well as the Agile Manifesto, a statement from the leaders of the Agile movement. The second section represents the
(.mil/.gov ONLY) This report is the second in a series, which identifies key metrics for measuring the effects of network centric warfare (NCW). Volume I introduced two sets of metrics associated with the Reason (i.e., Command and Control) and Physical Spheres of warfare, and made specific recommendations for how the Navy and Joint communities could proceed
(.mil/.gov ONLY) Biotechnology has revolutionary potential for a broad range of U.S. military capabilities. Further, because of the United State's unparalleled lead in research and development, biotechnology presents the opportunity to recast the framework of military operations and create a long term U.S. advantage in the global strategic environment.
(.mil/.gov ONLY) This SOAR updates earlier reports to DoD on the subject of malicious code, describes common detection, and prevention techniques, and provides pointers to resources for enhancing organizational information security. This update was considered necessary because, over the past three years, there have been numerous malicious code incidents
A variety of software tools for knowledge management have become available, some commercial and some academic. Not all tools that are labeled KM tools are indeed KM tools; their vendors attempt to make them more attractive by attaching this buzzword to them. The KM tools generally provide features such as search and database maintenance, intranet features,
Is knowledge management one of those hyped concepts that rise quickly, ambitiously claims to cure organizational headaches and then fails and falls quietly? Or is it an instrument that will really help organizations address some of the problems they face while trying to achieve their business objectives? In particular, is knowledge management valuable to
This MSIAC State of the Art Report, divided into two parts, provides a compendium and an analysis of COTS, GOTS, and developmental automated tools that can be applied to the verification, validation, and accreditation (VV&A) of individual models and simulations (M&S) or of systems of models and simulations. This report, "Part 2 - Details", of the