CAST Earns U.S. Air Force Certification

U.S. Air Force sets its sights on the CAST Application Intelligence Platform to automatically analyze and measure software in per-production to identify issues that could lead to potential outages and security breaches

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 11, 2011 CAST, the world leader in software analysis and measurement, announced its Application Intelligence Platform (AIP), has been certified by the United States Air Force for use on standard desktop systems connected to its Global Information Grid (GIG).

The U.S. Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB), formerly known as the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC), continues to be one of the most successful government IT programs aimed at increasing security, reducing costs and accelerating the adoption of new government technologies, while creating a more managed desktop environment. Issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the USGCB mandates that federal agencies standardize desktop configurations to meet its standards, which are designed to provide a single, standard, enterprise-wide, managed environment for desktops and laptops running Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Federal government contractor systems that interface with federal government systems are also subject to USGCB requirements.

“Software structural quality is paramount to the operational performance of IT systems and an organization like the U.S. Air Force can ill afford for issues with its applications to adversely affect that performance,” said CAST CEO Vincent Delaroche. “CAST AIP automatically identifies and tracks quality issues and provides data to allow organizations to monitor development performance. This certification from the Air Force acknowledges AIP’s ability to support the most rigorous Department of Defence standards for major programming languages, databases and integration middleware used in application development.”

CAST AIP is the leading enterprise-grade software quality assessment and measurement solution available in the market today. CAST AIP analyzes all tiers of a complex application at the source code level and measures adherence to architectural and coding standards, quantifies a bottom up assessment of development quality and technical debt, and provides Application Development teams with software engineering advice.

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