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NOTE    This section is intended to provide the principal text of MIL-STD-61A, one of the US Government's last official pronouncements of good configuration management practices. The complete document, including omitted cover pages, foreword, figures, tables, footnotes and other information, can be downloaded here.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
1. SCOPE 1-1
1.1 Scope and Purpose 1-1
1.2 Application of CM over the Program Life Cycle phases 1-2
1.3 Configuration Management Overview 1-3
1.3.1 Government and Contractor Roles in the CM Process 1-5
1.3.2 CM Benefits, Risks, and Cost Impact 1-6
2. APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS 2-1
2.1 General 2-1
2.2 Government Documents 2-1
2.3 Non-Government Publications 2-2
2.4 Order of Precedence 2-3
3. DEFINITIONS 3-1
3.1 Definitions And Terminology 3-1
3.2 Acronyms 3-1
3.3 Definitions 3-4
4. CM LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING 4-1
4.1 General 4-1
4.2 Management and Planning Concepts 4-2
4.2.1 CM Functional Activity 4-2
4.2.2 Relation to Systems Engineering Process 4-5
4.2.3 Relation to Logistics Process 4-6
4.3 Government Management and Planning Activities 4-7
4.3.1 Preparing for the Next Phase 4-7
4.3.2 Implementing the Government CM Process 4-9
4.3.3 Measuring/Evaluating Government/Contractor CM Process 4-9
4.3.4 Effect Process Improvement & Document Lessons Learned 4-11
4.4 CM Implementation over the Program Life Cycle 4-12
5. CONFIGURATION IDENTIFICATION 5-1
5.1 Configuration Identification Activity 5-1
5.1.1 Configuration Identification General Concepts and Principles 5-3
5.1.2 Configuration Identification General Activity Guides 5-3
5.2 Product Structure 5-5
5.2.1 Product Structure Concepts 5-5
5.3 Configuration Items 5-6
5.3.1 Configuration Item Concepts 5-6
5.3.2 Configuration Item Activity Guides 5-7
5.4 Configuration Documentation 5-10
5.4.1 Specification Concepts 5-10
5.4.2 Specification Activity Guides 5-11
5.4.3 Design Solution Document Concepts 5-16
5.4.4 Design Solution and Software Documentation Activity Guides 5-17
5.5 Configuration Baselines 5-22
5.5.1 Configuration Baseline Concepts 5-22
5.5.2 Configuration Baseline Activity Guides 5-25
5.6 Document and Item Identification 5-28
5.6.1 Document Identification Concepts 5-28
5.6.2 Document Identification Activity Guides 5-29
5.6.3 Item Identification Concepts 5-29
5.6.4 Item Identification Activity Guide 5-31
5.7 Engineering Release 5-34
5.7.1 Engineering Release Concepts 5-34
5.7.2 Engineering Release Activity Guides 5-35
5.8 Interface Management 5-37
5.8.1 Interface Management Concepts 5-37
5.8.2 Interface Management Activity Guides 5-38
6. CONFIGURATION CONTROL 6-1
6.1 Configuration Control Activity 6-1
6.1.1 Configuration Control General Concepts and Principles 6-5
6.1.1.1 Current Authority 6-6
6.1.1.2 Change Classification. 6-8
6.1.1.3 Configuration Control Board (CCB) 6-9
6.1.1.4 Effectivity 6-10
6.1.2 Configuration Control General Activity Guides 6-10
6.2 Engineering Change Proposal 6-12
6.2.1 ECP Concepts and Principles 6-12
6.2.1.1 ECP Initiation 6-12
6.2.1.2 ECP Preparation and Submittal 6-12
6.2.1.3 ECP Supporting Data 6-13
6.2.1.4 Review and Dispositioning ECPs 6-13
6.2.1.5 Implementing Class I ECPs 6-15
6.2.2 ECP Activity Guides 6-16
6.3 Request for Deviation 6-27
6.3.1 RFD Concepts and Principles 6-27
6.3.2 RFD Activity Guide 6-29
6.4 Notice of Revision 6-31
6.4.1 NOR Concepts and Principles 6-31
6.4.2 NOR Activity Guides 6-31
7. CONFIGURATION STATUS ACCOUNTING 7-1
7.1 Configuration Status Accounting Activity 7-1
7.2 CSA Concepts and Principles 7-1
7.3 CSA Activity Guides 7-5
8. CONFIGURATION VERIFICATION AND AUDIT 8-1
8.1 Configuration Verification and Audit Activity 8-1
8.2 Configuration Verification and Audit Concepts and Principles 8-2
8.2.1 Configuration Verification 8-2
8.2.2 Configuration Audit 8-3
8.2.2.1 Functional Configuration Audit 8-4
8.2.2.2 Physical Configuration Audit 8-4
8.2.2.3 Application of Audits during Life Cycle 8-5
8.2.2.4 Auditing in the Performance-based Acquisition Environment 8-6
8.3 Configuration Verification and Audit Activity Guides 8-6
9. DATA MANAGEMENT 9-1
9.1 CM Related Data Management Activity 9-1
9.2 CM Related Data Management Concepts and Principles 9-2
9.2.1 Document Identification 9-2
9.2.2 Data Status Level Management 9-3
9.2.3 Data and Product Configuration Relationships 9-5
9.2.4 Data Version Control 9-6
9.2.5 Digital Data Transmittal 9-6
9.2.6 Data Access Control 9-7
9.3 Data Management Activity Guides 9-7
9.3.1 Document Identification 9-8
9.3.2 Configuration Management Data Acquisition Guidance 9-8
10. NOTES
10.1 Intended Use
10.2 Key Word Listing
10.3 Changes From Previous Issue
A. CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT PLANS A-1
A.1 Scope A-1
A.2 Principles and Concepts A-1
A.2.1 Government CM Plan A-1
A.2.2 Contractor CM Plan A-2
A.3 CM Plan Activity Guides A-3
B. ENGINEERING CHANGE PROPOSAL COST SPREADSHEET TEMPLATE B-1
B.1 Scope B-1
B.2 Application and Use B-1
C. CM GUIDANCE FOR INTEGRATION OF HIGH INTENSITY COMMERCIAL OFF-THE-SHELF PRODUCTS C-1
C.1 Scope C-1
C.2 Principles and Concepts C-1
C.2.1 Standards C-1
C.2.2 Source Selection C-2
C.2.3 Configuration Identification C-2
C.2.3.1 Acquisition Documentation C-2
C.2.3.2 Performance Baseline C-3
C.2.3.3 Item Identification C-3
C.2.4 Configuration Control C-3
C.2.5 Configuration Status Accounting C-4
C.2.6 Software Control C-4
C.3 COTS Activity Guides C-5
D. ECP MANAGEMENT GUIDE D-1
D.1 Scope D-1
D.2 Principles and Concepts D-1
D.3 ECP Management Activity Guides D-2
E. SAMPLE CONFIGURATION AUDIT CERTIFICATIONS E-1
E.1 Scope E-1
E.2 Sample Certifications E-1
F. CM STANDARDS COMPARISON MATRIX F-1
F.1 Scope F-1
F.2 Comparison Matrix F-1

 

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