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Prof R Conn <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 23 Jan 1997 07:25:51 EST
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Hi, Everyone,

Here is the 4th release of the Ada Advocacy Package.  It now includes
the National Research Council briefing on the future of Ada.

Richard Conn, PAL Manager  |  [log in to unmask]
Opinions expressed herein are my own and not necessarily those of anyone else.
Public Ada Library (PAL) Release Notice
Release of: Release 4 of Ada Advocacy Package
1. Taxonomy:
2. Author:
    Ada Resources Association (ARA)
    Ada Joint Program Office (AJPO)
    Ada Information Clearinghouse (AdaIC)
    Colbert, Edward
    Engle, Charles
    Masters, Michael
    Mathis, Robert
3. Rights:
    Approved for Public Release; Distribution Unlimited
4. Copyright:
5. Abstract:
The Ada Advocacy Package
Making the Business Case for Ada

4th Release

SIGAda, the Ada Resources Association (ARA), the Ada Joint Program
Office (AJPO), the AJPO's agent (the Ada Information Clearinghouse
(AdaIC)), and many others in the Ada community have identified as one
impediment to the widespread use of Ada a previously-unfulfilled need to
make widely available a package containing a small number of refined,
tested, best-of-breed materials usable by anyone who is trying to
convince an organization or project to use Ada.  The "Ada Advocacy
Package" has been created to help address this shortcoming - all of
these organizations have initiated focused efforts to collect, create,
and refine the appropriate Ada advocacy materials.  Materials in this
package include:
  . management/business briefings (documented productivity benefits,
    cost/schedule results, risk mitigation effects, availability of
    trained Ada programmers, and other topics)
  . technical briefings (features of Ada that support improved
    software engineering and development)
  . a concise monograph (equivalent to the briefings)
  . a catalog of vendors providing Ada products and services
  . a set of Ada "success stories" in various domains (especially
    commercial software domains)
  . frequently asked questions about Ada, its availability, and
    results of its usage
  . resource lists (including education/training materials and
    providers) and Web pointers
  . tailoring and selection guidelines for using the package's
  . comparing Ada and C++
  . transitioning the Ada Joint Program Office, the evolution of
    Ada from a project to a product
  . briefing of the National Research Council's findings on the
    future of Ada

Contents of Files:

  Colbert1 -- "Ada in Open Systems" by Edward Colbert.

  Colbert2 -- "Technical Comparison of the Ada and C++ Languages"
by Edward Colbert.

  Colbert3 -- "Report on the Portability and Performance of a Real
Time Ada Application Prototype" by Edward Colbert.

  Engle1 - Dr. Charles Engle's "Why Ada" brief in Powerpoint 4.0 and

  Engle2 - "Transitioning the AJPO" by Dr. Charles Engle.

  Masters1 -- contains a file sent specifically to put up on the
Web (see note below) by Mike Masters for his briefing to the NRC
on the use of Ada in the Navy (Spring 1996) entitled "Programming
Languages and Life Cycle Cost."  Requires Powerpoint 4.0.

  Mathis1 -- a presentation given at a European Space Agency
symposium by Bob Mathis on "The Challenge of Ada95"

  Mathis2 -- a presentation to the NRC study committee by Bob Mathis
on "The Future of Ada"

  Mathis3 -- a presentation at STC'96 by Bob Mathis on "Making Ada
an Even Better Choice for the DoD and Others, Too"

  Mathis4 -- a presentation at AdaEurope'96 by Bob Mathis on "Making
the Business Case for Ada"

  Mathis5 -- contains an FAQ style document entitled Fallacies and Red
Herrings. It attempts to answer the non-technical issues that come up
with regard to Ada use.

  NRC1 - contains a briefing by the National Research Council's
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board's Committee on the
Past and Present Contexts on the Use of Ada in the Department
of Defense.  Briefing is entitled "Ada and Beyond: Software
Policies for the Department of Defense."  Committee members:
 Boehm, Barry
 Baker, Theodore
 Embry, Wesley
 Fox, Joseph
 Hilfinger, Paul
 Holden, Maretta
 Moss, J. Eliot B.
 Royce, Walker
 Scherlis, William
 Taft, S. Tucker
 Vaughn, Rayford
 Wasserman, Anthony

The files in the advocacy directory are stored in their original
formats (Powerpoint 4.0, Word 6.0).  Postscript versions of the files
are included.
6. Release Notice:
This prologue must be included in all copies of this software.
Restrictions on use or distribution:  NONE
7. Directory Listing:

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