SOURCE: Ounce Labs

March 20, 2007 07:57 ET

National Defense University Adds Ounce Labs Visit to Information Security Curriculum

Federal Software Security Assurance Leader Brings Expertise and Technology to Future Federal CIOs

WALTHAM, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2007 -- Ounce Labs, the leader in software security assurance, today announced that the National Defense University's Information Resources Management (IRM) College has included a visit to Ounce Labs to view its software security assurance solution. The IRM College's 14-week Advanced Management Program provides middle- and senior-level military and civilian government leaders with an integrated graduate-level education focused on the policies and imperatives that enable federal national security and civilian agencies to leverage information for strategic advantage. Upon graduation, students receive a Department of Defense CIO certificate and credit toward a graduate degree at a number of U.S. universities.

"It is vital that our students gain skills and knowledge about ways to understand and address the most serious threats to the national IT infrastructure," said Paul Flanagan, IRM College. "As a leader in the federal sector in software security, Ounce Labs' experts and their solution will help our students understand the emerging security threat of vulnerable software and the skills, processes, and technologies needed to address it."

As part of the NDU curriculum, the students, who are from various elements of the Department of Defense, as well as the Department of State, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Homeland Security, and IRM College students from Korea, Pakistan, Poland, Tunisia, and Singapore, will study Ounce Labs' corporate and product evolution, including detailed case studies on the use of their source code security analysis software by leading federal agencies. The students will personally visit Ounce Labs on March 29, 2007 and will meet with Jack Danahy, Founder and Chief Technology Officer.

"Insecure applications are putting our nation's most critical data and operations at risk every day," said Danahy. "NDU's students will be on the front lines of ensuring that the government's drive to web-enabled services and operations is secure. We consider it an honor and a privilege to share our expertise on the most advanced methods for mitigating the risks in software with tomorrow's IT leaders."

About National Defense University

The IRM College opened its doors in March 1990, and with approximately 3,500 students enrolled per year, is now the largest of the NDU colleges. While it is a Department of Defense institution, the College develops leaders for the entire Federal Government. The College's mission is to prepare military and civilian leaders to direct the information component of national power by leveraging information and information technology for strategic advantage. More information on the IRM College and can be found on the College's website,

About Ounce Labs, Inc.

Ounce Labs™, the leader in software security assurance, delivers products that enable customers to manage software risk in applications across the enterprise, traceable down to individual lines of code. The Ounce solution features patents-pending analysis technology, which scans source code to pinpoint programming errors, design flaws, and policy violations. Ounce offers the most accurate and complete analysis, the fastest time-to-value, the only complete portfolio management, and the greatest deployment flexibility. Customers include leading organizations in financial services, telecommunications, software development, government, and other industries focused on protecting data, reducing software vulnerabilities, and complying with industry regulations. Ounce Labs is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, with regional offices throughout the U.S. For more information, please visit

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