MIL-STD-498, J-STD-016, and the U.S. Commercial Standard

[external] Submitted on 4 February, 2010 - 19:20
Keywords software standards
Date published
Language of Resource
External link
Defines standard/methodology
Replaced by
Cancelled (without replacement) by
Amended by
Related organisation(s)
Related standards/methodologies
Related standards and methodologies (backlinks)


MIL-STD-498 was approved for interim use December 1994 by the Defense Standards Improvement Council. This standard harmonizes the predecessor standards DOD-STD-2167A and DOD-STD-7935A, which were specific to embedded mission-critical software and automated information systems respectively. The standard provides many advantages by incorporating the years of lessons learned from using the predecessor standards on contracts.

IEEE-STD-1498 and J-STD-016-1995

Even before the approval of MIL-STD-498, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) and Electronic Industries Association (EIA) had begun to develop a commercial version of MIL-STD-498 published in January 1996 as J-STD-016-1995. Prior to its publication, the working drafts were widely referred to as 1498 a shortened term for "IEEE STD P1498 EIA IS 640."

U.S. Commercial Standard (US 12207-1996)

In August 1995, ISO/IEC 12207 was released as an approved international standard. The JISWG is adapting 12207 for United States use to include the technical content found in J-STD-016. The working group consists of representatives from commercial and government organizations.
US 12207-1996 will consist of ISO/IEC 12207 with additional materials. [...]
The scope of ISO/IEC 12207 is broader than the scope of J-STD-016. J-STD-016-1995 focuses on the development process while ISO/IEC 12207 includes the acquisition, supply, operation, and maintenance processes. Consequently, the additional materials in US 12207-1996 focus on those areas where the two standards overlap, i.e., development and the supporting processes such as documentation, quality assurance, configuration management, and joint reviews.

What links here (backlinks)
Related documents (backlinks)