1.1 Purpose. The purpose of this standard is to
establish requirements for a software quality program to be applied during the
acquisition, development, and support of software Systems.
1.2 Application. This standard
applies to The extent specified in the contract clauses, the Statement of Work
(SOW), and the Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL). The term "software
quality program requirements" as used herein refers to the collective
requirements of this standard.
1.2.1 Non-deliverable software.
Requirements for non-deliverable software are identified in paragraph 5.6
1.2.2 Firmware. This standard applies to the software element of
deliverable firmware. Paragraph 5.6 identifies
requirements for the software element of non-deliverable firmware.
Software support. When this standard is applied to software support, the term
"software development" should be interpreted to mean "software support" and the
requirements of the standard apply to the organization performing the software
1.2.4 Government agencies. The provisions of this standard may
be applied to Government agencies. When a Government agency performs software
quality program functions in accordance with this standard, the term
"contractor" refers to that Government agency and the term "subcontractor"
refers to any contractor of that Government agency.
Agency. In each case in which this standard uses the term "contracting
agency," it shall be interpreted to mean "contracting agency or its authorized
1.4 Tailoring. This standard contains a set of
requirements designed to be tailored for each contract by the contracting
agency. The tailoring process intended for this standard is the deletion of