The Software Assurance Technology Center (SATC) was established in 1992 as part of the Systems Reliability and Safety Office at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The SATC was founded with the intent to become a center of excellence in software assurance, dedicated to making measurable improvement in both the quality and reliability of software developed for NASA at GSFC. SATC is self-supported with internal funding coming from research and application of current software engineering techniques and tools. Research funding primarily originates at NASA headquarters and is administered by it's Software IV&V Facility in Fairmont, WV. Other support comes directly from development projects for direct collaboration and technical support.