May 23, 2008 

Merging Assurance and the Capability Maturity Model Integration for Software: Efforts and Opportunities


11:45 AM to 1:30 PM     
May 23, 2008    

Transport Canada, 330 Sparks Street, Tower C, Lower Food Court,
                            Baddeck and Vittoria-St. John Boardroom
   (FC - 29/30)  


This presentation will examine and compare approaches taken by several organizations to align assurance-related practices with the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) of the Carnegie Mellon, Software Engineering Institute (SEI). Here, assurance is defined to include safety, security and reliability. Although the specifics of such efforts differ, the objectives are the same: 1) to increase the level of confidence that software is free from vulnerabilities, either intentionally designed into the software or accidentally inserted at anytime during its lifecycle, and that the software functions in the intended manner 2)to promote and augment the understanding and implementation of assurance practices as critical success factors in building high quality systems for customers, and 3) to facilitate the eventual fusion of assurance-related practices with the CMMI.

Presenter:       Charles Muniak, Lockheed Martin USA

Charles Muniak Ph.D. CSP is the Product Safety Officer at Lockheed Martin MS2, Syracuse, New York. He has for the last 23 years worked in several areas: system and software safety, acoustics, target motion analysis, data fusion, neural networks and management. Dr. Muniak is a member of the US Navy Software System Safety Technical Review Panel and holds two US patents for submarine localization algorithms. He holds a Ph.D. in Physiology (Biophysics specialization) from the State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, a BS in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University and a BS in Biology from Binghamton University

Schedule of events:

11:45 - 12:00                 Registration on arrival at the entrance         
12:00 - 12:15                 Opening Remarks and Introduction
12:15 - 13:00                 Presentation, Questions and Answers, Concluding Remarks
13:00 13:30                Networking and Depart