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Software SIG: Reverse Engineering Legacy Systems  

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

Oct 23, 2012    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

Knowledge Extraction and Analysis of

Software Systems for Modernization

and Risk Management

by: Mike Oara and Rama Moorthy

Tuesday October 23, 2012


CIOs continue to claim their primary problem is risk management of operational systems, including legacy systems. In order to address these issues, extracting comprehensive system knowledge and analyzing it is mandatory.  Software systems are dynamic and are built using heterogeneous language sets. Software analysis requires the handling of multi-language-based systems with continuous changes.  Whether for functional, security, or compliance requirements, the extracted system knowledge must meet the needs of transparency and traceability.  These needs benefit both software modernization, maintenance, and risk management activities.  Industry and international standards organizations (OMG, ISO, W3C) took this problem head on, resulting in the development of a number of interoperable standards, enabling a systematic systems engineering approach to comprehensive software extraction and analysis.  This advanced analysis generates an unprecedented amount of system data to be managed.  The speakers will present these standards and demonstrate their use to deliver software system transparency and traceability.


Rama Moorthy has 20+ years of experience in the high-tech industry delivering products, services and strategies. At Hatha Systems, along with her role as CEO, she supports the Assistant Secretary of Defense of Network and Information Integration Globalization Task Force leadership on software assurance and supply chain risk management. She is a principal author of the NDIA Engineering for System Assurance Guidebook and is supporting the CIOs office in the development of supply chain risk management guidance.  Ms. Moorthy earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a Masters in Business Administration (Marketing and Finance) from Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management.


Mike Oara is one of the few veterans of the new discipline of Application Modernization. Mike started his research in the area of application modernization in the early 90�s, while working at Seer Technologies, a joint venture of First Boston and IBM. He developed one of the world�s first Function Point Analyzers and tools for bringing COBOL applications into the world of CASE technology. He pioneered new solutions for business rule extraction, creating robust and practical extraction methodologies. At Hatha Systems he is responsible for the delivery of third-generation modernization solutions. Mike has a MS in Mathematics from the University of Bucharest and is an accomplished presenter and author of multiple articles.


Details and driving directions at: October 2012 Software SIG Announcement



The presentation will originate at the McLean facility, with video tele-conferencing (VTC) between:

MITRE-2, room 1N100

7515 Colshire Drive

McLean, VA 22102

host: Scott Ankrum

cell: 240-731-7581

FDA, Bld 66, room G512

10903 New Hampshire Ave

Silver Spring, MD 20993
host: James Simpson

cell: 301-996-4976

MITRE, Northgate Bld A

209 Research Blvd., #200A

Aberdeen, MD 21001

host: Terry Devine

cell: 732-337-8570



MITRE, room 2503

260 Industrial Way West

Eatontown, NJ 07724

host: Aaron Dagen

desk: 732-578-6301



Your location could be here!

MITRE, room 1M306

202 Burlington Rd (Rt. 62)

Bedford, MA 01730

host: Tim Rice

cell: 978-758-2704

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

TO ATTEND THE MeetingPlace Collaboration CONFERENCE:

1. Go to: http://audioconference.mitre.org/  2. Click on Attend Meeting. If MeetingPlace Collaboration Window does not automatically open, press connect.  3. Dial your telephone to connect to the audio of the meeting.

         Dial 703-983-6338 (x36338) from the Washington DC region.

         Dial 781-271-6338 (x16338) from the Bedford, MA region.

Meeting ID: 509509, when prompted.   Meeting Password: 05090509, when prompted.

Visit http://audioconference.mitre.org to test your web browser for compatibility with the web conference. Follow

this link to the browser test link on the page.


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


You must register by noon on Monday, October 22.  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 703-983-6127