David Carney has worked in the field of software engineering since 1985. He worked on the original Ada programs, particularly the Air Force’s Ada Integrated Environment. He was on the Research Staff of the Institute for Defense Analysis s (IDA) in Alexandria, where he worked on the STARS program, and the Special Working Group on APSE for the NATO nations. He joined the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University in 1992, where he has worked on tasks related to CASE environments, COTS tools, and, since 2002, the Integration of Software-Intensive Systems (ISIS) initiative. He has published numerous technical papers, reports, and has contributed to several books in software engineering.. He has published over 50 technical papers for refereed journals and conferences, including “The Commandments of COTS,” “A Basis for Evaluation of Commercial Software,” and “A Process for COTS-Based Software Development.” He has also written on other topics, including history and linguistics. He hold a Masters degree in Software Engineering, and a doctorate in Music Theory, both of these from Boston University.