126.96.36.199 Interface requirements. The interface
requirements for the system and its configuration items shall be identified as
a part of the system engineering process. Those interface requirements which
must be controlled by the Government during the development of the system
shall be incorporated into the FCD and/or ACD as applicable. Such interface
requirements defined in baselined-specifications shall be subject to the
configuration control requirements of this standard. Prior to the PBL, the
contractor shall be responsible for defining and controlling all interfaces
below the ACD level. The contractor shall ensure the compatibility and
interoperability among the various hardware and software components for which
he is the design activity and between those components and the
interfaces/components specified in the baselined configuration documentation.
188.8.131.52 Requirements for an Interface Control Working Group (ICWG). When the contract and the interface control contractor will be identified. The contractor shall establish associate contractor agreements with interfacing contractors governing the conduct of interface control.
184.108.40.206.1 ICWG membership. The contractor shall be responsible for providing a representative to the ICWG who is empowered to commit the contractor to specific interface actions and agreements; for assuring that the representative is present at all ICWG meetings; for providing draft interface control documentation at a specified period prior to the ICWG meeting where it will be discussed; for updating, releasing, and controlling interface control documentation reflecting the ICWG decisions; and for distributing copies of such released interface control documentation to other ICWG participants.
220.127.116.11.2 ICWG Chairmanship. The contractor designated as the interface control contractor shall act as the chair for the ICWG and shall be accountable to the Government to report interface problems as they are surfaced by the ICWG. The contractor shall be responsible for scheduling ICWG meetings; for providing the meeting space and administrative support; for distributing interface control documentation to be addressed at the upcoming ICWG; for conducting the ICWG meetings; for making interface decisions when they can be implemented within the current scope of the contracts of the participants; for coordinating ECPs as required; for recording and distributing the minutes of the ICWG meetings; and for ensuring that updated interface control documentation reflecting the ICWG decisions is distributed within the time frame agreed to by the affected participants.