BAE Systems contracted to develop adaptive software technology for DARPA

RESTON, Va., 10 Dec. 2007. BAE Systems has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to create advanced software development tools and processes that meet changing military needs. The work will adapt large-scale software systems to address emerging threats such as asymmetric warfare.

RESTON, Va., 10 Dec. 2007.BAE Systems has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to create advanced software development tools and processes that meet changing military needs. The work will adapt large-scale software systems to address emerging threats such as asymmetric warfare.

DARPA's Producible Adaptive Model-based Software (PAMS) program will develop software that enables systems to learn from their performance relative to changing conditions and adjust accordingly. The initial contract is valued at $3.4 million and includes a $3.4 million option for a second phase.

"Department of Defense systems are increasingly software-intensive, so it's important for future net-centric systems to adapt to changing warfighter requirements," says Joseph McCarthy, vice president of communication and tactical networks for BAE Systems. "PAMS will significantly improve the effectiveness and reduce the cost of developing complex software systems compared to traditional approaches."

The BAE Systems-led PAMS team also includes Vanderbilt University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Work on the first phase of the program, which is expected to run until January 2009, will be conducted at BAE Systems facilities in Burlington, Mass.; Wayne, N.J.; and Johnson City, N.Y.

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