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Safety measures will be added to software improvement model

Federal officials are working to attach new safety and security practices to existing models to boost agencies’ software capabilities—an important goal, considering current international hostilities, a Defense Department executive said. “Recent events point out more and more that safety and security are not only good things, but things we have to do,” said Joe Jarzombek, deputy director for software-intensive systems in the Defense Systems Directorate of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense. “It’s integral to everything we do,” Jarzombek said yesterday at the Software Quality Forum 2003, sponsored by the Energy Department and National Nuclear Security Administration. “Safety and security should be incorporated in the way we do business.” Jarzombek’s office is working with the Federal Aviation Administration’s chief engineer for process improvement to develop best practices for safety and security, called the Integrity Assurance program area. The Army, Navy, NASA and Energy have joined the effort, and Jarzombek said federal agencies have asked companies to help as well. Full Story

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