NASA STD- NASA Configuration Management (CM) Standard

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Requirements in this Standard are contained in Sections 1.2, 1.3, 4.0, and Appendices B and C. Appendices A and C provide supporting information to the requirements sections. Appendices D, E, and F provide detailed guidance related to specific requirements in the standard. The CM requirements contained within this Standard are mapped to the EIA-649 principles (which are included in Appendix C and are shown in bold face type within this document). Programs/Projects and Centers shall create CM systems which address the following CM elements:

a. CM Planning.
b. Configuration Identification.
c. Configuration Control.
d. Configuration Status Accounting (CSA).
e. Configuration Verification and Audits.

Application of the five CM elements is mandatory. Specific element requirements in Section 4 may be tailored in Program/Project and Center applications as described in section 1.2. NASA
Suppliers shall implement this Standard as levied in their Center, Program/Project, or contract/agreement requirements.

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This Standard provides CM requirements and guidance for NASA Centers, Programs/Projects, and NASA Suppliers.

1.1 Purpose
This Standard contains CM requirements for the NASA systems defined in NPR 7120.5, “NASA Program/Project Management Processes and Requirements.”

1.2 Applicability
This standard may be cited in the CM requirements of NASA Headquarters, NASA Centers, Programs/Projects, and Supplier contracts/agreements. The requirements of this Standard may be tailored based on the type and content of an activity. Tailoring shall be defined by each center in it’s implementing directives. Tailoring concepts that delete or significantly modify implementing the EIA 649 principles in this standard shall be assessed on a risk analysis basis in accordance with NPR 8000.4. The basis of assessment shall be “what is the risk associated with not following the EIA 649 principle?” The acceptance of the resulting risk shall be approved or disapproved by the appropriate Headquarters, Center, or Program/Project authority.

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