DC SIGAda


Our Next Joint Meeting with the Baltimore SIGAda Chapter
is scheduled for
Thursday, 14 October 2004 at 7:30 P.M.
Mr. Terry Bollinger of the MITRE Corporation
will be speaking on
Security of Open Source Software in Distributed Systems
at theDC SIGAda Venue
(MITRE 2, McLean, Virginia)


Attention:

To Members and Friends of DC SIGAda

Next Meeting:

Our Next Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 14 October 2004, as a Joint Meeting of the Baltimore and DC SIGAda Chapters. Terry Bollinger will be speaking on "Security of Open Source Software in Distributed Systems".

The presentation will start at 7:30 P.M. (Refreshments and Social at 7:00 P.M.) at the MITRE 2 Building in McLean, Virginia

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:

Is the growing use of open source software in both commercial and DoD systems a security disaster in the making, or a wake-up call that it is time to change how we think about security in a networked world? Join us as Terry Bollinger discusses the pros and cons of open source software. Terry’s topics will include basic concepts of trust and risk in distributed systems and software, how internationalization of software development affects security, near-term dangers from automated attack and analysis, and the necessity of viewing distributed security as "continual warfare".

Presenter:

Terry Bollinger is an IT Analyst at the MITRE Corporation. He is the lead guest editor for the upcoming IEEE Software November/December 2004 issue of on how to make classic software engineering properties such as security, scalability, and maintainability more resilient in the face of rapid software change and global networking. Before that he was an editor of IEEE Software for six years, and guest edited an earlier issue of IEEE Software on Linux. Terry also authored an influential 2003 MITRE report that documented widespread use of open source software in the U.S. Department of Defense, wrote the Wiley Encyclopedia of Software Engineering article on Linux and open source, and was a co-recipient of the Potomac Forum Leadership Award for his work on open source issues. His other interests include physics, chemistry, and nanotechnology.

His coordinates are:

Principal Engineer
The MITRE Corporation
7515 Colshire Drive
McLean, Virginia 22102-7508
Phone: +1 (703) 883-5638
FAX: +1 (703) 883-1339
Email: terry@mitre.org

Venue/Directions

MITRE2
Room 1N100 A/B
The MITRE Corporation
7515 Colshire Drive
McLean, Virginia 22102-7508

Directions:

MITRE2 is on Colshire Drive just inside the beltway south of Route 123. Colshire Road is known as "Scotts Xing" on the North side of Route 123.

Colshire Road is located on Route 123, East of I-495 and West of the Dulles Access Highway.

Once on Colshire Road, MITRE2 is the building immediately in front of you. A tiny traffic circle is designed to take you to the front of MITRE2 and to MITRE1 (the Hayes Building). The directions below route you to the parking garage behind the MITRE2 Building. This is a logical left-hand turn at the traffic circle. After the turn, MITRE2 will be on your right.

From I-495 south of Route 123 (Dolley Madison Boulevard):

1. Take Exit 46B (McLean, Route 123);
2. Go North onto Route 123;
3. Turn right onto Colshire Drive (at second light);
4. Take third right off of the small traffic circle;
   (a logical left hand turn);
5. Proceed ~ 50 meters; Turn right into parking garage.
6. Visitor Parking is located on Levels 2 and 3
   (the walkway to the lobby is on Parking Level 2)
7. If door is locked, contact Security using phone by door
   (at entrance to MITRE2 from the Parking Garage)
8. Check in with Security at Security desk in lobby
   (You will need a photo ID)

From Dulles Access Toll Road or I-495 north of the Dulles Access Toll Road:

1. Take the Dulles Airport Access and Toll Road to Exit 19;
   (From I-495, this is labeled "To East I-66");
2. Take Exit 19A;
   (following signs to Route 123 South, Tysons Corner);
3. Bear right onto Route 123 (towards Tysons Corner)
4. Turn left onto Colshire Drive (at first light);
5. Take third right off of the small traffic circle;
   (a logical left hand turn);
6. Proceed ~ 50 meters; Turn right into parking garage.
7. Visitor Parking is located on Levels 2 and 3
   (the walkway to the lobby is on Parking Level 2)
8. If door is locked, contact Security using phone by door
   (at entrance to MITRE2 from the Parking Garage)
9. Check in with Security at Security desk in lobby
   (You will need a photo ID)

To obtain a map of MITRE2 Building and the MITRE Campus, visit =>
http://www.acm.org/sigada/locals/dc/Directions_MITRE2.html.

Slides From Recent Presentations Available:

At the DC SIGAda meeting on 13 May 2004, Dr. Alfred Kromholz of MITRE gave an excellent presentation titled: Mapping Software Assurance to the Software Engineering Process. Slides from his presentation are available online as a PPS Presentation at http://www.acm.org/sigada/locals/dc/20040513_Alfred_Kromholz.pps (ppt, 331KB).

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Business:

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 1 October 2004