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software growth trend to the National Defense Industry Association Defense Software Strategy Summit (see Figure 1).

By Dr. Douglas, J. Buettner, Lt. Col and Chad Millette

Abstract

The amount of embedded flight software is growing at a tremendous rate in the National Security Space (NSS) systems under development by the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC). Problems with Total System Performance Responsibility (TSPR)-era programs like the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) have been aligned with opinions that the DoD has lost the “recipe ” for acquiring complex space systems. The software-intensive nature of next-generation space systems necessitates consideration of a new software-intensive system acquisition paradigm to not only take full advantage of the best people that defense contractors have to offer, but to ensure the ability to engineer and build these systems far into the future

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Year: 2010
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