by the Government that specification content is acceptable.
Baseline. See DOD-STD-480.
Computer data definition. A
statement of the characteristics of the basic elements of information operated
upon by hardware in responding to computer instructions. These characteristics
may include, but are not limited to, type, range, structure and value.
Computer hardware. Devices capable of accepting and storing computer data, executing a
systematic sequence of operations on computer data, or producing control
outputs. Such devices can perform substantial interpretation, computation,
communication, control, or other logical functions.
Computer resource. The
totality of computer hardware, software, personnel, documentation, supplies,
and services applied to a given effort.
Computer software (or software).
A combination of associated computer instructions and
computer data definitions required to enable the computer hardware to perform
computational on control functions.
Computer Software Component (CSC).
A distinct part of a computer software configuration item
(CSCI). CSCs may be further decomposed into other CSCs and Computer Software
Computer Software Configuration Item (CSCI).
A configuration item for computer software.
Computer software documentation.
Technical data or information, including computer listings and
printouts, which documents the requirements, design, or details of computer
software, explains the capabilities and limitations of the software, or
provides operating instructions for using or supporting computer software
during the software's operational life.
Computer Software Unit (CSU). An element specified in the design of a Computer Software
Component (CSC) that is separately testable.
Configuration Identification. See DOD-STD-480.
Configuration Item. See DOD-STD-480.
Contracting Agency. As used in this standard, contracting agency refers to the "contracting
office" as defined in Federal Acquisition Regulation Subpart 2.1, or its designated
Developmental Configuration. The contractor's software and associated technical documentation that defines
the evolving configuration of a CSCI during development. It is under the
development contractor's configuration control and describes the software design
and implementation. The Developmental Configuration for a CSCI consists of a Software Design Document (SDD) and source code listings. Any item of the Developmental
Configuration may be stored on electronic media.
process of determining whether an item or activity meets specified criteria.
combination of a hardware device of a hardware devices and computer
instructions or computer data that reside as read-only memory software on the
hardware device. The software cannot be readily modified under program
Formal Qualification Testing
(FQT). A process that allows the contracting agency to
determine whether a configuration item complies with the allocated baseline of
Functional Baseline. See DOD-STD-480.
Hardware Configuration Item
(HWCI). A configuration item for hardware.
Independent Verification and
Validation (IV&V). Verification and validation performed
by a contractor or Government agency that is not responsible for developing
the product or performing the activity being evaluated. IV&V is an
activity that is conducted separately from the software development activities
governed by this standard.