(ADAM) A suite of software tools intended to assist in the design and testing of military information processing systems. ADAM was developed by the MITRE Corporation in 1966. It consisted of 53 different programs which ran on an IBM 7030 (STRETCH). It was targetted at systems that had to cope with large volumes of data with complex relationships with rapid response and increasing requirements. ADAM was part of the Information Systems Tools and Software Techniques project.