Alison A. Gately is a member of Raytheon Systems Company Software Engineering Laboratory in the Defense Systems Segment. Her primary focus is innovating and maintaining metric processes for both the former Raytheon Electronic Systems and the current Raytheon System Company. Ms. Gately's accomplishments include analysis of design/code inspection efficiency, defect density and defect containment data along with continuous process improvement. Her most recent work involves controlling SLOC growth and forming initiatives consistent with a six-sigma software approach. Currently she is leading the creation of the of the nationwide RSC Web-based Software Metric Database Training Tool.