The contractor shall plan a configuration management program in accordance with the requirements of this standard, tailored appropriately for the particular CI(s), their scope and complexity, and the contracted phase(s) of the life cycle. Planning shall be consistent with the objectives of a continuous improvement program which includes the analysis of identified problem areas and correction of procedures as necessary to prevent reoccurrence. The contractor's configuration management planning shall include:
a. The objectives of the configuration management program and of each applicable configuration management element;
b. The configuration management organization and organizational relationships;
c. Responsibilities and authority of configuration management managers;
d. Configuration management resources (tools, techniques, and methodologies);
e. Coordination with internal and external agencies (e.g., program managers, other contractors, other Government agencies, CCBs, foreign governments);
f. Configuration management policies, processes, procedures, methods, records, reports and forms; and
g. Computer-aided Acquisition and Logistics Support (CALS) configuration management in accordance with paragraph 4.3.