Configuration audits are performed before establishing a product baseline for the item. Configuration audits consist of the Functional Configuration Audit (FCA) and the Physical Configuration Audit (PCA).
Additional PCAs may be performed during production for selected changes to the item's configuration documentation or when contractors are changed. The contractor, in accordance with the terms of the contract, tasked with the development or production of the item shall:
a. Support the conduct of the FCA/PCA.
b. Participate in the resolution of discrepancies identified during the conduct of the FCA/PCA.