Greg Rose, DDC-I
SAFETY CRITICAL BLOG: In the early days, we lived in a physical world. Everything ran in supervisor mode, much like a commune. Unfortunately, with no leader, if was difficult to preserve order and contain errant and malicious code, so chaos and mischief ensued. A bad pointer was all that was needed to bring the most sophisticated equipment to its knees, witness the Mars Rover and its maddening encounter with that nettlesome rock.
Safety Critical Blog: With our fighting forces asked to do more with less, cost containment has become an imperative for Department of Defense (DoD) program managers and defense contractors, not only for initial procurement, but long-term maintainability and upgradability. Cost containment has become especially critical for software development, which is the primary driver of enhanced avionics functionality.