Program for Thursday, 14 December 2000

Our December Meeting is scheduled for
Thursday, 14 December 2000 at 7:30 P.M.
Jim Moore
from The MITRE Corporation
will be speaking on
Software Engineering Standards
at the Lockheed Martin Corporation in Rockville, Maryland
(Refreshments and Social at 7:00 P.M.)


To Members and Friends of DC SIGAda

Next Meeting:

Our Next Meeting is scheduled for 14 December 2000 as a Joint Meeting of the Baltimore and DC SIGAda Chapters. Jim Moore, of The MITRE Corporation, will be speaking on Software Engineering Standards. The presentation will start at 7:30 P.M. (Refreshments and Social at 7:00 P.M.) at the Lockheed Martin Corporation in Rockville, Maryland

Snacks and soft drinks will be served at 7:00 PM, the general meeting will start at 7:30 PM, followed by the program.

Abstract: Software Engineering Standards

Ada has long been touted as the standard language for software engineering. However, the corpus of software engineering standards is completely distinct from Ada and is developed and maintained by distinct standards organizations. This presentation will survey the software engineering standards of the two major providers, IEEE and ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7. The presentation will describe the scope of the standards, their status, and the process by which they are created. Opportunities for participation will also be described.

Presenter: Jim Moore

The presenter, Jim Moore, is a winner of the Outstanding Ada Community Contribution Award. Wearing another hat, though, he plays key roles in the two organizations mentioned above. He is the Head of the US Delegation to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7 and he is a member of the Management Board of the IEEE Software Engineering Standards Committee. His email address is James.W.Moore@ieee.org.


Lockheed Martin Corporation
9211 Corporate Boulevard
Rockville, Maryland 20874


From all points: Get to I-270 West from the I-495 Beltway,
  1. Take I-270 West to Shady Grove Exit;
  2. Turn left at light;
  3. Turn right on Corporate Dr (at light);
  4. Turn right at end of access road (can only turn left or right);
  5. Go to end of driveway.
  6. The building for the meeting is on the right, opposite the open courtyard area. It is building #9211, as marked. Parking lots are on the left and right.
  7. Enter main lobby. Stop at guard desk to check in.

Also, to obtain a map of the location, visit http://www.mapquest.com/, select Driving Directions for the destination address: "9211 Corporate Drive, Rockville, Md."

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We will have snacks and soft drinks at 7:00. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm.

Please forward this message to people who might be interested in attending. We welcome all new members as our attendance and interests grow.

Many thanks to all earlier participants, contributors, speakers, advisors, and friends, who are involved in helping to produce and attend the meetings.

Jeff Castellow, Chair, DC SIGAda

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updated 10 December 2000