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)
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.
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".
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:
The MITRE Corporation
7515 Colshire Drive
McLean, Virginia 22102-7508
Phone: +1 (703) 883-5638
FAX: +1 (703) 883-1339
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.
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From Dulles Access Toll Road or I-495
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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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