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"Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
Jeff Castellow <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 6 Dec 2000 22:57:46 -0500
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Jeff Castellow <[log in to unmask]>
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To Members and Friends of DC SIGAda;

December 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, from The MITRE Corporation:
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:
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Lockheed Martin Corporation
9211 Corporate Boulevard
Rockville, Maryland 20874

Directions: From all points: Get to I-270 West from the I-495 Beltway,

Take I-270 West to Shady Grove Exit;
Turn left at light;
Turn right on Corporate Dr (at light);
Turn right at end of access road (can only turn left or right);
Go to end of driveway.
The building for the meeting is on the right, opposite the open courtyard
area. The building is #9211, as marked. Parking lots are on the left and

Enter main lobby. Stop at guard desk to check in.
Also, to obtain a map of the location, visit,
select Driving Directions for the destination address:
"9211 Corporate Drive, Rockville, Md."

DC SIGAda Home Page and Maillist
Please visit the DC SIGAda Web site at:
Please provide suggestions on the Web site and its contents. We are
particularly interested in ways the DC SIGAda Home Page can serve you

Consider subscribing to our e-mail list. Simply send an email to:

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with the body containing: subscribe SIGAda-DC Your Name

Detailed instructions to subscribe and signoff are provided on the
DC SIGAda Home Page.

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