National Software Studies Expert to Speak at Mason

Posted: January 17, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Alan Salisbury
Alan Salisbury

Alan Salisbury, chair of the Center for National Software Studies’ Board of Trustees, will speak at the Fairfax Campus on Wednesday, Feb. 15. A reception at 6:30 p.m. in Mason Hall will be followed by his talk at 7:15 p.m.

“CNTL, ALT, DLT: What Is the Path to True Software Quality?” is the title of his talk. Salisbury will discuss what systems and strategies the U.S. software industry needs to improve software trustworthiness, reinvigorate research and encourage innovation.

An advocate for a national software strategy and a founder of the Center for National Software Studies, Salisbury will outline an agenda to ensure U.S. competitiveness.

As a major general in the U.S. Army, Salisbury commanded the Army’s Information Systems Engineering Command with a staff of 4,500 computer scientists and communications and systems engineers. Currently a leading management consultant in the information technology industry, Salisbury is also former chairman of the U.S. subsidiary of Learning Tree International. He was executive vice president and CFO of Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation and served for 14 years on the Board of Visitors of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He holds MS and PhD degrees from Stanford University.

The program is sponsored by the Master of Science in Technology Management Program. For more information and to register for this free event, contact Janet Palmisano at 703-993-1857 or

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