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Toward a secure Olympics

Preparing for the Olympics in Athens this summer is a feat of technology as well as athleticism.

Science Applications International Corporation was awarded a contract by the Greek government to provide components of the security infrastructure that will be used in support of the Summer Olympic Games. SAIC's U.S. and international team members include Siemens, Motorola, AMS, E Team, and Greek companies ALTEC, Diekat and Pouliadis-PC Systems. The SAIC team, for example, will secure many locations ranging from sporting venues to the ports where cruise ships will be docked.

Recently, SAIC completed the deployment of Telelogic DOORS for its Athens C4I Olympics Security Project. The acronym C4I stands for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence.

"We are pleased to deploy DOORS to help us with the size and complexity of the Security Project, which involves thousands of requirements," says Paul Schissler, SAIC program manager for the Athens Olympics. DOORS--a multiplatform, enterprisewide requirements management system--is designed to capture, link, trace, analyze and manage a wide range of information to ensure a project's compliance with specific needs and standards.

According to a press release from Telelogic, the requirements of the Athens 2004 Olympics C4I Security Project relate to four major systems and more than 30 subsystems that need to be developed, integrated and monitored. The timing and status of each requirement is said to be crucial for the other components and phases of the system and its schedules. To implement the tracking task, DOORS, DOORSnet and DocExpress (Telelogic's document generation tool) have been purchased.

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