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Consortium for IT Software Quality to Host Seminar on Software Quality in Federal Acquisitions

Will outline risks and challenges involving sensitive and classified information

Needham, MA- 02-27-2014 -The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a seminar on "Software Quality in Federal Acquisitions" on Wednesday, March 26th at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA. Well-respected industry speakers will provide valuable information on software quality as it relates to acquisition practice, sizing and estimating, as well as developments in assurance and security within the federal space.

Participants will walk away encouraged to use software sizing and structural quality measures to reduce the risk and cost of software. Not only will best practices for deploying and using software measures in productivity analysis be presented, but presenters will identify pitfalls to avoid in analysis and use of measures.

Robert Martin of MITRE Corporation will lead a discussion on advances in information assurance standards while John Keane of Military Health Systems will recount lessons learned in health IT security.

"Software acquisition has been a challenge for the federal government, as the recent rollout debacle illustrates," said Dr. Bill Curtis, Director of CISQ. "This seminar will outline the challenges and risks of public sector acquisitions involving sensitive and classified information. Speakers will discuss tools and findings that can minimize the risks of acquiring complex software-intensive systems."

The seminar is intended for IT executives, application managers, software measurement specialists, quality assurance professionals, and others interested in using automated software measures. The registration fee for the seminar is $50 USD. To view the full agenda and to register, visit

About CISQ 
The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) is an IT industry leadership group comprised of IT executives from the Global 2000, system integrators, outsourced service providers, and software technology vendors committed to introduce a computable metrics standard for measuring software quality and size. Founded by the Object Management Group® (OMG®) and the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Melon, CISQ is a neutral, open forum in which customers and suppliers of IT application software can develop an industry-wide agenda of actions for improving IT application quality and reduce cost and risk. CISQ is sponsored by CAST, Capgemini, and Huawei. For more information, visit

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