Mission and Objectives
- Capture and discuss software assurance issues
- Share best practices
- Provide community input to and comments on
- DHS and DoD guidebooks relating to software assurance
- National and international software assurance standards
- DHS and DoD policy guidance on system and software assurance
Software Assurance Universe
Recent Releases and Updates
Organizations need to be aware of the assurance landscape and ensure they have the capability to achieve their software assurance goals. In response, the DHS SwA Processes and Practices Working Group has synthesized the contributions of leading government and industry experts into a set of high level goals and supporting practices. Additional information and latest work products are available.
A Software Assurance Pocket Guide, "Key Practices for Mitigating the Most Egregious Exploitable Software Weaknesses," has been posted on the SwA Resources page.
The industry working group formed to explore options and strategies for extending CMMI-DEV V1.2 for assurance concerns has completed the draft of the assurance thread and an initial set of training materials.
The industry team is currently updating the July 2008 draft of the Process Reference Model for Assurance Mapping to CMMI-DEV V1.2 to reflect the current draft assurance thread for CMMI-DEV V1.2. A Process Reference Model for Assurance Document is planned as a next step.
To comment or request further information, contact the working group chairs at software.assurance [at] dhs.gov.
To join the Software Assurance Processes and Practices Working Group, see the instructions for joining a working group.