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DOD Instruction 5000.5X, Standard Instruction Set Architectures for Embedded Computers
MASAD-82-16: Published: Jan 27, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1982.
Acting on a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) plans to implement proposed DOD Instruction 5000.5X, a plan to curtail high costs resulting from support costs in the field. The proposed instruction would limit the number of architectures used for computer hardware and software design and development and would require ownership of standard architectures for military-embe...
Grumman Corporation Computer Software Development Costs and Licensing Fees Paid by the Government
PSAD-79-69: Published: May 18, 1979. Publicly Released: May 18, 1979.
According to Defense Acquisition Regulations, the government is to have unlimited rights in computer software required to be developed under or generated as a necessary part of performing a government contract. No license fees payment is to be made where the government has obtained unlimited rights.The government paid $1,858,000 for the use of special-purpose computer software packages called Tele...
Review of Army's Efforts To Develop TACFIRE
LCD-78-116: Published: Jun 2, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1978.
After more than 10 years of effort, the Army's Tactical Fire Direction System (TACFIRE) was completed in January 1978. The Government must now decide whether TACFIRE should enter full-scale production while communications, maintenance, equipment, and software problems still exist.The TACFIRE equipment tested during Operational Test III and scheduled for production is not the equipment the Army pla...
Millions in Savings Possible in Converting Programs From One Computer to Another
FGMSD-77-34: Published: Sep 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1977.
Frequently, computer programs must be converted to make them run on a computer different from the one for which they were originally devised. The annual Federal cost of such conversions is estimated at more than $450 million; over $100 million of this amount could be saved.The following factors tend to increase conversion costs: lack of readily available software conversion expertise in the Govern...