SOAR to Better Quality and More Secure Software

June, 2018
IDA document: D-9126
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Research Summary/Research Insights , Documents
Division: Information Technology and Systems Division
David Wheeler See more authors
IDA researchers developed the Software Assurance State-of-the Art Resource (SOAR), which includes a process for selecting and reporting the results of software analysis tools and techniques. The SOAR assists Department of Defense (DoD) program offices in selecting the appropriate tools for informing decisions about software assurance and supply-chain risk-management efforts, as well as decisions that affect the development of software policy. Using the SOAR to select software analysis tools for identifying and removing weaknesses in software can help protect critical DoD programs.