DFTS and the PICS Framework

This short cut discusses how to launch the DFTS process effectively.1 It particularly emphasizes building organization-wide competencies to launch and sustain DFTS. The PICS implementation framework consists of four phases: plan, implement, control, and secure (Figure 1). The following sections look at each of these in turn.

1 Many of the ideas in this article are associated with topics covered in Design for Trustworthy Software by Jayaswal and Patton, published by Prentice Hall.

Figure 1 PICS Implementation Framework


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