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.