1.1 Scope. This standard defines configuration management requirements which are to be selectively applied, as required, throughout the life cycle of any configuration item (CI):
a. Developed wholly or partially with Government funds, including non-developmental items when the development of technical data is required to support off-the-shelf equipment or software, or
b. Designated for configuration management for reason of integration, logistics support, or interface control.
1.2 Applicability. This standard applies to Department of Defense activities and contractors who are tasked with the application of configuration management.
1.3 Tailoring of requirements. This standard is
applicable only to the extent specified in the tasking directive or contract
Statement of Work (SOW). Contracts invoking this standard will specifically
identify the appropriate applicable paragraphs and Appendices, or portions
thereof, in the tasking directive or contract SOW. (See 6.2
for specific tailoring guidance.) The selection of necessary configuration management requirements from this standard to be applied to a specific program will be tailored to suit the life-cycle phase, complexity, size, intended use (including joint and combined interoperability), mission criticality, and logistics support of the CIs.