In 1987, the U.S. Air Force selected Ogden Air Logistics Center (OO-ALC), Hill Air Force Base,
Utah, to establish and operate its Software Technology Support Center (STSC). It was chartered
to be the command focus for proactive application of software technology in weapon, command
and control, intelligence and mission-critical systems.
The STSC provides hands-on assistance in adopting effective technologies for software-intensive
systems. We help organizations identify, evaluate and adopt technologies that improve software
product quality, production efficiency and predictability.
We help others buy and build software and systems
We use the term technology in its broadest sense to include processes, methods, techniques, and
tools that enhance human capability. Our focus is on field-proven technologies that will benefit
the DoD mission.
1987-91: U.S. Air Force assigned OO-ALC the Technology Application Program Management task for software. Originally
named the Software Technology Office, it focused on demonstration of new software technologies. As an official Embedded
Computer Resource Software Improvement Program task, the focus expanded to information exchange and evaluation, with the
development of CrossTalk, Software Technology Conference, On-Line Bulletin Board and Technology Reports. By the end of
1991, STSC was providing information on six software technology areas, increased CrossTalk subscriptions from 200 to 2,000,
facilitated 725 attendees at the third conference in April 1991 and added 200 On-Line Bulletin Board users.
1992-94: By the end of 1994, the STSC had expanded its services to on-site guidance on software technology adoption. This
included hands-on guidance in planning, implementing and managing technology adoption. By 1994, STSC was providing
services across 14 software technology areas, CrossTalk had 12,500 subscribers, the Sixth Annual Software Technology
Conference hosted over 2,200 attendees, Software Technology On-Line had 1,100 users and STSC consulted on 24 technology
adoption projects across five Air Force major commands.
1995-June 2012: The STSC continues to provide value through both its Information Services and Consulting Services. STSC is leading the Air Force in providing informational and
consulting services across many software engineering and process
improvement areas. With Acquisition Reform upon us, the DoD continues to
move towards outsourcing software development. To keep up with this
trend, the STSC has expanded its services to include software acquisition
best practice support for government organizations. STSC has performed
process maturity appraisals and technology adoption projects across five
Air Force major commands, the Navy, the Department of Defense and the U.S.
Treasury Department. STSC Information Services are growing as well. CrossTalk
now enjoys a readership of 24,000+ hard-copy subscribers
and has over 250,000 reader download requests per month
online. The Software Technology Conference gathers over
1,000 attendees annually. STSC On-Line has grown considerably with
over 200,000 visits each month.
July 2012 - Present: The Air Force
Sustainment Center (AFSC) is formed. The Ogden Air
Logistics Center changes to the Ogden Air Logistics
Complex and becomes part of the AFSC. The STSC remains
active in its mission with two primary service areas:
Consulting and CrossTalk both performed under the
leadership of the Ogden Air Logistics Complex.
Conference sponsorship changes from STSC to IEEE.