The Software Technology Conference (STC) was founded in 1989 by the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition (Communications, Computers and Support Systems) SAF/AQK, Mr. Lloyd Mosemann, through the Software Technology Support Center (STSC) at Hill AFB, UT, to provide information and training on software engineering issues and technologies. Approximately 200 individuals attended that three-day conference with 15 Exhibitors.
In 1993 the conference expanded to encompass subjects of interest to all branches of the service and to provide a forum for the exchange of information between the joint services. Through the 1990's and early 2000's the conference was jointly sponsored by the United States Army, United States Marine Corps, United States Navy, United States Air Force, and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).
In 2004, the conference name was changed to the Systems and Software Technology Conference (SSTC) which reflected the incorporation of a more in-depth systems engineering aspect relevant to the interests of the DoD in advancing the application of systems engineering principles to Defense systems.
Today, the conference has been refocused on software and has re-emerging as the IEEE Software Technology Conference (STC). Software is a primary enabler as well as major cost driver for our current and emerging systems. Effectively addressing software acquisition, development, and sustainment challenges, including safety and cybersecurity, is key to system and mission success. STC is focused on bringing you insight into current software technology issues, proven solutions, and lessons learned applicable to Defense, civilian agency, and industry stakeholders.
The goals of the STC are to: