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May 10, 2007

IBM, SAIC Help Clients Meet Compliance Conditions

By Niladri Sekhar Nath
TMCnet Contributing Editor

IBM (News - Alert) has declared that Science Applications International (SAIC), working on behalf of the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), has enhanced DISA's ability to meet compliance and IT governance mandates. Thanks to IBM software, DISA's developer productivity has gone up 15 percent.

SAIC is the second largest employee-owned research and engineering firm in the United States working with various government agencies to help them solve technical challenges in national security, energy consumption, telecommunications and healthcare.
For DISA, SAIC used the IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform to restructure DISA's software development practice and identify weak spots in their help-desk procedures.
According to the news release, teaming with the IBM Rational Services group, SAIC upgraded DISA's IBM Rational ClearCase, IBM Rational ClearQuest, IBM Rational RequisitePro and IBM Rational TestManager offerings, increasing developer productivity 15% and streamlining DISA's software development processes.
Software quality management throughout the lifecycle is crucial and can reduce costs and improve credibility of applications. The IBM Rational TestManager supports everything from pure manual test approaches to various automated paradigms including unit testing and performance testing. The IBM Rational TestManager has given SAIC real-time metrics on its development practices through a series of reports capturing the crucial aspects of application quality and test completeness.
IBM's collaboration with SAIC started December 2005. SAIC's current project with DISA focuses on Advanced Concept Technology Demonstrations (ACTDs) through which developers augment and combine off-the-shelf technologies to improve safety, security and communications for America's war fighters.
Niladri Sekhar Nath is a contributing writer for TMCnet covering telecommunications, service providers and networking
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