AdaWorks wrote:
> ...The ARA seems to have become a
> dormant body. Has anyone heard anything from them for a while?

The ARA has a number of ongoing activities:

   1) Suport for the maintenance and enhancement of the Ada Information Clearinghouse
      website  (http://www.adaic.org);
   2) Support for the Ada Rapporteur Group (ARG) by covering Randy Brukardt's
      time and expenses (when he can't convince the DoD to do so);
   3) Support for the Ada Compiler Assessment Authority (ACAA) and the Ada Compiler Assessment
      Test Suite (ACATS; aka ACVC), again by covering Randy Brukardt's time and expenses;
   4) Support for SIGAda (primarily used for the SIGAda booth, but also other
      student activities);
   5) Support for development of new Ada success stories, writing of Ada-related articles,
      and other Ada-related marketing materials, primarily by covering Ann Brandon's time
      and expenses.

We are looking for ways to be more visible and effective.  We hope to create a web area
specifically designed as a place for marketing the benefits of Ada to non-users;
the URL for this area will be included in promotional ads/click-throughs in banners,
search engines, print, etc.  Hopefully this effort will begin to become visible over
the next 6 months.

> Richard
>
> Richard Riehle
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