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BOEING DEFENSE & SPACE GROUP AWARDED DEFENSE DEPARTMENT SOFTWARE FOLLOW-ON CONTRACT

 SEATTLE, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing Defense & Space Group announced today that it has been awarded an $8.2 million, 30-month contract by the Department of Defense (DoD) to deploy and support work accomplished on a previous Software Technology for Adaptable Reliable Systems (STARS) contract.
 STARS is an effort by the DoD and its contractors to produce technology enabling development of large-scale software systems using processes that are more efficient, require less effort to operate, and contain lower defect rates.
 The DoD awarded the contract to Defense & Space Group Research & Engineering's Systems & Software Engineering organization. The Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), contracting through the U.S. Air Force Electronics Systems Command, will administer the project.
 The technology will be delivered to the Navy in support of a T-34C Flight Instrument Trainer (FIT) refurbishment project in Orlando, Fla. The software currently in the trainer will be replaced with Ada software engineered using a STARS-developed Software Engineering Environment (SEE).
 The flight trainer refurbishment project will be used as a demonstration vehicle by Boeing and the Navy. It will demonstrate the SEE and the technology it encompasses, which includes a repository of reusable software components.
 The SEE, which automates the software engineering process and offers advanced tools, methods and processes for software engineers, was developed by Research & Engineering. The processes and reusable software components included in the SEE effort were designed by Defense & Space Group, Missile Systems Division's Simulator and Training Systems organization in Huntsville.
 Subcontracters included in this technology development were Honeywell Software Resource Center of Minneapolis, Minn., and Digital Equipment Corp., of Nashua, N.H., and Seattle.
 As in the previous contract, Defense & Space Group will continue to work with the other two prime contractors, IBM and Paramax, and with the Software Engineering Institute, Pittsburgh, Pa., and the Software Productivity Consortium, Washington, D.C.
 A prototype of the Boeing/Digital SEE has been installed at the Navy contractor's Orlando facility for initial training and assessment.
 An updated version soon will be installed and will contain the necessary processes and other reusable components required to develop the new T-34C FIT software.
 /CONTACT: Bob Smith of Boeing Defense & Space Group, 206-773-2816/
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