Program for Tuesday, 8 April 2003

Our Next Joint Meeting with the Baltimore SIGAda Chapter
is scheduled for
Tuesday, 8 April 2003 at 7:30 P.M.
John Warther and Gordon Uchenick of Wind River
will be speaking on
High Reliability, Safety, and Secure Solutions for Embedded Developers
at the Baltimore SIGAda Venue
(Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland)


To Members and Friends of DC SIGAda

Next Meeting:

Our Next Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 8 April 2003, as a Joint Meeting of the Baltimore and DC SIGAda Chapters. John Warther and Gordon Uchenick will be speaking on "High Reliability, Safety, and Secure Solutions for Embedded Developers". [and using this as a basis to discuss Wind River's Trusted/Safety Critical VxWorks]

The presentation will start at 7:30 P.M. (Refreshments and Social at 7:00 P.M.) at the Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland

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

Abstract: High Reliability, Safety, and Secure Solutions for Embedded Developers

The advent of security requirements affects everyone involved in the research , development , design, fabrication and production of DOD systems that carry electronic information. To ensure our DOD Aerospace and Defense customers have a roadmap to meet these requirements, Wind River is investing in technology that will meet the demands of IA Directive 8500.2.

Robert F. Lentz, Director of Information Assurance for the Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence said "The DOD CIO and DOD's Information Assurance Directorate will now develop certification criteria so that the commanders can demonstrate that their systems comply with the policy."

"This is not just a policy to deal with confidential information, but the whole gamut: confidential, classified, sensitive and public information," Lentz said."

Embedded Systems and Real Time systems are all an important past of the military infrastructure and will be a foundation for our future infrastructure. Wind River will present their High Reliability, Safety and Secure Solutions for Embedded Developers. They will discuss how their architecture strategy addresses those programs that must meet high integrity, safety-critical, and high-assurance requirements for the Ada 95 , C, and C++ programming languages.

The AE 653 operating system/software engineering environment is utilized for avionics applications and many other applications requiring temporal/spatial separation. It serves as a baseline for Wind Rivers' work in the formal methods arena supporting the Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) / Multi Level Security (MLS) and Multiple Levels of Independent Security (MILS) requirements instrumental in Communications Security (COMSEC), Avionics, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), and other mission critical applications.


1. John Warther

John Warther is the Industry Program Capture Manager. He has been with Wind River for 3 years. Prior to Wind River, John served as a Business Development Manager for Force Computers, a division of Solectron. John also worked with CSPI in the signal processing market supporting many Aerospace and Defense programs.

2. Gordon Uchenick

Gordon Uchenick is a Field Engineering Specialist supporting the Aerospace and Defense Community. He has been involved with major Ada programs in the Avionics space. Gordon has been with Wind River for 7 years and is based in the Baltimore area.

Directions From Washington, DC

From the Capital Beltway (I-495), Take the I-95 North exit;
10 miles to Columbia exit (MD Rte. 32 West);
2.5 miles to Washington, DC, exit (U.S. Rte. 29 S);
1.5 miles to make a logical RIGHT to go WEST on Johns Hopkins Road (There is now a new style dual-traffic circle overpass/interchange which replaced the traffic light at this intersection.)
APL is located to the right, just past the service station;
Turn right at the sign: "Building 1 Visitor Parking";
Use Building 1 entrance near the flag-pole; The meeting is in the cafeteria.

Detailed Directions and Maps are available at: http://www.acm.org/sigada/locals/dc/Directions_JHU_APL.html

Slides From Clyde Roby's Presentation Available

At the DC SIGAda meeting on 9 January 2003, Clyde Roby gave an excellent presentation titled: Evolving Ada Bindings and Ada APIs.. Slides from his presentation are available online as a Powerpoint Presentation at http://www.acm.org/sigada/locals/dc/200301_APIWG-Presentation.ppt (ppt, 276KB).


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updated 26 March 2003