BigLever Software to Co-Present with General Dynamics and U.S. Army PEO STRI at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference 2011

AUSTIN, Texas – November 28, 2011 – BigLever Software™, the leading provider of systems and software product line engineering (PLE) framework, tools and services, announced today that Dr. Charles Krueger, the company's Founder and CEO, will co-present an industry session with Brian Kemper and Dr. Jeremy Lanman of the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), and Jorge Rivera, General Dynamics C4 Systems Division, at the upcoming Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2011 to be held in Orlando, Florida.

The I/ITSEC promotes cooperation among the Armed Services, industry, academia and various government agencies in pursuit of improved training and education programs, the identification of common training issues, and the development of multi-service programs. The conference focuses on the increased importance of manpower, personnel, and training aspects in the systems acquisition process.

The co-presented session, entitled "Employing Second Generation Software Product Line Engineering for Live Training Transformation," will provide an overview of the PLE technology and methods being employed by General Dynamics C4 Systems Division as part of the Consolidated Product Line Management (CPM) Program. The five-year, $200 million CPM contract, awarded to General Dynamics by the U.S. Army PEO STRI in 2010, is aimed at improving the Army's ability to consolidate and efficiently manage the diverse elements of its Live Training Transformation (LT2) Family of Training Systems.

Co-presenters will spotlight the latest PLE advances that are enabling General Dynamics and the Army to streamline the process of rapidly adapting the LT2 product line to changing missions and threats. The new generation PLE approaches being implemented through the CPM Program have enabled the creation of a single production system – much like a manufacturing factory – that utilizes product feature profiles to automatically assemble and configure the assets needed to produce the LT2 product line. As a result, the CPM program is eliminating the uncontrolled growth in complexity management and reducing maintenance time and cost – enabling the Army to reinvest those resources in further LT2 product line innovations.

Presentation Details

Presentation: Employing Second Generation Software Product Line Engineering for Live Training Transformation
Date/Time: Thursday, December 1, 2011 – 10:30 AM
Venue: Orange County Convention Center – Orlando, Florida – West Concourse