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Currie Colket <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 26 Mar 2003 14:55:07 -0500
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    To Members and Friends of Baltimore/DC SIGAda
    (This presentation will be in the Baltimore/DC area - If you are unable to
    attend, please let your colleagues in the area know about this opportunity)

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
    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

    Detailed Directions and Maps are available at:

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
    (ppt, 276KB).

Please Put on Your Calendar

    Please put on your calendar:

      o 8 May 2003 - The next meeting of the ACM DC SIGAda
        Chapter Meeting for Thursday - Karl Nyberg of the Grebyn
        Corporation will be speaking on Optical Character
        Recognition (OCR) of Cryptographic Source Code.

      o 7-11 December 2003 - SIGAda 2003 will be held in San
        Diego, California. Details at

DC SIGAda Home Page and Maillist

    Please visit the DC SIGAda Web site at for additional information.

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

    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

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    with the body containing:

        signoff SIGAda-DC


    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