Definitions 3.41 - 3.52
3.41 Soft conversion
The process of changing a
measurement from inch-pound units to equivalent metric units within acceptable
measurement tolerances without changing the physical configuration of the
3.42 Software specification
A type of
program-unique specification that describes the requirements and verification
of requirements for the automatic acquisition, storage, manipulation,
management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission,
or reception of data or information.
A document prepared to support acquisition that
describes essential technical requirements for materiel and the criteria for
determining whether those requirements are met.
A document that specifies requirements and
verifications unique to a single style, type, class, grade, or model that
falls within a family of products described under a general
A term used to denote
differences in design or appearance.
A listing of specification sheets or MS sheets
associated with a general specification.
A type of program-unique specification that
describes the requirements and verification of the requirements for a
combination of elements that must function together to produce the
capabilities required to fulfill a mission need, including hardware,
equipment, software, or any combination thereof.
The process by which individual requirements (sections,
paragraphs, or sentences) of the selected specifications, standards, and
related documents are evaluated to determine the extent to which they are most
suitable for a specific system and equipment acquisition and the modification
of these requirements to ensure that each achieves an optimal balance between
operational needs and cost.
3.49 Technical manual
A specification used to acquire technical manuals
for the installation, operation, maintenance, training, and support of weapon
systems, weapon systems components, and support equipment. Technical
manual specifications do not require the preparation of DIDs, but must be
approved and assigned an Acquisition Management Systems Control number by the
cognizant DID Approval Authority listed in the SD-1.
An element of verification in which scientific principles and
procedures are applied to determine the properties or functional capabilities
A term that implies differences
in like items or processes as to design model, shape, or other configuration,
which is usually designated by Roman numerals, such as “type I” or “type
Confirmation through the
provision of objective evidence that specified requirements have been
fulfilled. Objective evidence may be obtained through observation,
measurement, test, or other means.