Niwot Ridge Resources

A Source of Information for Mission Critical Systems, Management Processes, and Strategies

Government Links

The following links at to government owned or government sponsored sites.


ACQWeb is a site hosted by the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics.


Center for Software Development is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the growth of software companies.


Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)


DARPA Advanced Technology Office


Defense Acquisition University provides the DoD acquisition, technology and logistics workforce with practitioner training to make smart business decisions and deliver timely and affordable capabilities to the warfighter.


DAU AT&L Knowledge Sharing System. The AT&L (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics) Knowledge Sharing System (AKSS) was launched in October 2002 to replace the Defense Acquisition Deskbook (DAD). Like its predecessor, Deskbook, AKSS will continue to provide acquisition information for all DoD service components and across all functional disciplines.


Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) was established in 1971 under the guidance of The Honorable David S. Packard, then Deputy Secretary of Defense, to provide systems acquisition education and training for the people responsible for acquiring weapon systems.


Department of the Treasury CIO


Department of Energy, Office of the CIO, Software Quality and Systems


Department of Defense Technical Reference Model, Version 1.0, November 5, 1999.


Federal Acquisition Regulation


Federal Chief Information Officer Council


Federal Architecture Working Group

Government Accounting Office with many useful IT, scientific, and project management reports

Ground System Architecture Workshops is an annual workshop that facilitates exploration of issues and potential for consensus in software architectures for spacecraft ground systems (SGSs)


IEEE 1471, Recommended Practice for Architectural Description, DRAFT Information Assurance Technical Framework Forum.


Information Technology Investment Portfolio System (I-TIPS)


National Science Foundation's Computer & Information Science & Engineering
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego, California


Software Engineering Process Office, is the software engineering focal point for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego (SSC San Diego), formerly known as NRaD.


Office of Information Technology promotes the strategic management and effective use of Federal information technology through the collaborative development and execution of Government wide programs and functions. 


Central Intelligence Agency


Product Development Forum sponsored by DRM Associates provides a source of information on new product development (NPD), concurrent engineering (CE), integrated product development (IPD), integrated product & process development (IPPD) practices, time-to-market (TTM), integrated product teams (IPT), and product development best practices.

NASA Links

There is a wealth of information at NASA sites, here's a small sample.

Design for Competitive Advantage is hosted by Edwin B. Dean

Technical Reports server(s) for NASA sites

NIST Laboratories that provide technical leadership for vital components of the nation's technology infrastructure needed by U.S. industry to continually improve its products and services.

Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory develops measurement methods, standards and technologies to improve U.S. manufacturing capabilities. MEL researchers work with industry to achieve greater efficiency and productivity with improved measurements and standards, both dimensional and mechanical. MEL also maintains the basic units for measuring mass and length in the United States.

Physics Laboratory - supports U.S. industry by providing measurement services and research for electronic, optical and radiation technology. Researchers develop new physical standards, measurement methods and data, and collaborate with industry to commercialize inventions and discoveries. Their work ranges from tests of fundamental physical theories to problem solving for industry and commerce.

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