2nd National Software Summit

2nd National Software Summit Report to be Released May 5th, 2005

The Final Report of the 2nd National Software Summit will be released to the public on May 5th, 2005, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC at 10:00 am. The report will be posted on this site on that same day (www.cnsoftware.org/nss2report). For information on the May 5th event, please contact Dr. Alan Salisbury, NSS2 Chair and CNSS President at [email protected], or at 703-319-2187.

NSS2 Background

The Center for National Software Studies in cooperation with the Council on Competitiveness, the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), the Software Productivity Consortium (SPC), the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the IEEE Reliability Society, and other organizations, convened the 2nd National Software Summit (NSS2) at the J. W. Marriott hotel in Washington, DC on May 10-12, 2004.


NSS2 brought together a select group of senior software and technology leaders from industry, academia and government, to address a number of areas of growing concern with regard to the status of software and the software industry in our nation today, with the theme: "Software: The Critical Infrastructure Within the Critical Infrastructures. The purpose of this summit meeting was to arrive at a series of findings and recommendations leading to the development of a national software public policy agenda as well as a call for action.

The Summit was keynoted at a Monday evening dinner by Hon. Phillip Bond, Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology. Deborah Wince-Smith, president of the Council on Competitiveness, introduced Bond following welcoming remarks by Dr. Alan Salisbury, CNNS president and NSS2 General Chairman. Additional keynotes the following morning were delivered by Amit Yoran, Director, National Cyber Security Division with the Department of Homeland Security; Dr. Alan Merten, president of George Mason University; and John Chen, Chairman and CEO of Sybase, Inc. In addition, Dr. William Wulf, president of the National Academy of Engineering addressed the summit participants at their Tuesday luncheon.