Dear TeamAda Members and Friends:
 [Please forward to friends, colleagues, and post to bulletin boards]
 Next DC SIGAda Meeting:
 Our Next Meeting is Thursday, 13 April 2000. The presentaion will be at
     Lockheed Martin in Rockville, Maryland, our DC SIGAda venue.
 The presentation will start at 7:30 PM. (Refreshments and Social at 7:00
PM.)   at the Lockheed Martin Corporation in Rockville, Maryland (see below).
 * Attendees will receive a copy of the featured book, and presentation. *
 The talk features Mr. Scott Donaldson and Mr. Stanley Siegel from the
Science   Applications International Corporation, SAIC. they are co-authors
of their      book "Cultivating Successful Software Development: A
Practitioners View"        (Prentice Hall). They will speak on the use of
various methods that contribute  to success in software projects. They
present their own "Object Measurement", a  registered trademark, enabling
one to measure software products and processes   in everyday terms. Their
presentation is to include several examples.

 Their premise is that underdstanding how to define, collect, use, and
     communicate measurements is a significant contributor to successful
software    projects. Measurements should be expressed in everyday terms
familar to an      organization. They will show us how to relate software
product and software     process measurements to one another to help focus
on process improvement        efforts.

    Details are posted at our Home page:

 Scott Donaldson is a Corporate Vice President with SAIC, and in the
computer    field since 1974. He has extensive experience in computer
systems               applications. Mr Donaldson was the director of an
SEPG thathelped a 400-person  organization acheive SEI Level 3. he was the
program manager of an integrtation  support to the Immigration and
Naturalization Service. He and Mr Siegel are     working on a second
edition of their book, due at the end of 2000.
 Scott received a bachelor's degree in Operations Research from the United
     States Naval Academy, and a Master's degree in Systems Management from
the      University of Southern California.

 Stan Siegel is a Vice President with SAIC. Since 1976, he has specialized
in    software product assurance. He co-authored a book on the subject in
1987. He    co-authored his first textbook on Software Configuration
Management, published  in 1980. From 1992 until 1997, Dr Siegel was a
member of an SEPG in an          organization working on approximately 30
to 40 software projects of various     sizes. He is currently the chief
scientist in an organization providing systems  integration support to the
Immigration and Naturalization Service. Dr Siegel    received a Ph.D. in
Theoretical Nuclear Physics from Rutgers University.

 Venue Address:
      Lockheed Martin Corporation
      9211 Corporate Boulevard
      Rockville, Maryland 20874
 Venue Directions:
    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
         Mapquest at, select Driving
         Directions for the destination address:
         "9211 Corporate Drive, Rockville, Md."
 May Meeting =>

 Tuesday, 9 May 2000 when DC SIGAda will meet jointly with
 Baltimore SIGAda for a presentation by Dr. Samuel Tardieu,
 speaking on Linux and Ada, Linux as a platform for hosting Ada
 embedded development, and real-time Ada programs on RT-Linux.
 Dr. S. Tardieu is the assistant professor in the Networks and
 Computer Science Department of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des
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 Acting DC SIGAda Chair, Jeff Castellow