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Software Special Interest Group Meeting  

Patrick Henry Library, Vienna; FDA Silver Spring; MITRE Bedford MA; MITRE Eatontow; MITRE Aberdeen,
Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180
FDA, Bld 66, room G512, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
Various, Maryland

Apr 28, 2015    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

Be Careful What You Pay For: Applying 

 the Fundamentals of Quality to Software


Presented by Rick Spiewak

Tuesday April 28, 2015

6:30 PM � Networking and Pizza

7:00 � 8:00 PM � Program

There is no cost to attend at McLean, Silver Spring

Historically, software developed under government contracts often does not stand up under real-world use, and defects frequently result in cost and schedule overruns. While proposed development activities from contractors commonly list measures to improve quality, these descriptions cannot be used to select a winning bidder if they are not part of the evaluation criteria. By making software quality requirements explicit at the proposal stage, contractor selection can be influenced by criteria based on best practices in software development.

Rick Spiewak is a Lead Software Systems Engineer at The MITRE Corporation. Rick works in the Battle Management Systems Group, concentrating on Mission Planning. He has been focusing on the software quality improvement process, and has spoken on this topic at a number of conferences as well as publishing in CrossTalk and MSDN magazines. Rick has been in the computer software industry for over 40 years. His experience includes developing software and managing software development for data acquisition systems, transaction processing, and data communications and networking. Rick has also taught computer architecture and data communications and networking at the graduate level. He studied quality management at Philip Crosby Associates.

April, 2015 Meeting Announcement

Locations and Registration

The presenter will be at the Mitre location with the presentation video teleconferenced to:

MITRE-2, Room 1N100

7515 Colshire Drive

McLeanVA 22102

Host: Scott Ankrum, Cell 240-731-7581240-731-7581

MITRE, Room 2503

260 Industrial Way West

Eatontown, NJ 07724

Host: Aaron Dagen, Desk: 732-578-6301732-578-6301

US Food and Drug Administration (White Oak)

Building 66, Room G512

10903 New Hampshire Ave

Silver SpringMD 20993
host: James Simpson, Cell: 301-996-4976301-996-4976

MITRE, Room 02-301

Northgate Building A,

209 Research Blvd.,

Aberdeen, MD 21001

Host: Richard Eng, Cell: 703-201-9112703-201-9112


If you can host another location via VTC, please contact Scott Ankrum (below)


 Join online meeting  https://meet.mitre.org/ankrums/M9GRS6JR

Join by Phone  +1 (703) 983-2020+1 (703) 983-2020

Conference ID: 9105627

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 Registration: Webpage: https://asq509.org/ht/d/DoSurvey/i/26913

You must register by noon on Monday, April 27. If you cannot attend at any location, select telephone dial-in when you register. FDA (Silver Spring) cannot host non-citizen visitors. If not a US citizen, please provide your title, employer, and address. Allow 2 business days for registration before the meeting. 

For registration problems or further information contact Scott Ankrum at: or 703-983-6127703-983-6127