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SAMATE and Evaluating Static Analysis Tools



Paul E. Black


We give some background on the Software Assurance Metrics And Tool Evaluation (SAMATE) project and our decision to work on static source code security analyzers. We give our experience bringing government, vendors, and users together to develop a specification and tests to evaluate such analyzers. We also present preliminary results of our study on whether such tools reduce vulnerabilities in practice.
Ada User Journal


homeland security, software assurance, source code, static analysis, tool testing


Black, P. (2007), SAMATE and Evaluating Static Analysis Tools, Ada User Journal, [online], (Accessed July 18, 2024)


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Created September 1, 2007, Updated January 27, 2020