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software standards

Contracting for Quality EEE493 2001

Contracting for Quality

EEE493 2001

References: DOD-STD-2167A, MIL-STD-498, ISO/IEEE 12207

Royal Military College of Canada
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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DOD-STD-2167 - Defense Systems Software Development

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Document title Sort descending Document identifier Document date File size File
DOD-STD-2167 DOD-STD-2167 1985-06-04 none
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Document title Document identifier Document date File size File
DOD-STD-2167 DOD-STD-2167 none

DOD-STD-2167A (Department of Defense Standard 2167A), titled "Defense Systems Software Development", was a United States defense standard, published on February 29, 1988, which updated the less well known DOD-STD-2167 published 4 June 1985. This document established "uniform requirements for the software development that are applicable throughout the system life cycle." It was designed to be used with MIL-STD-2168, "Defense System Software Quality Program".

On December 5th, 1994 it was superseded by MIL-STD-498, which merged DOD-STD-2167A, DOD-STD-7935A, and DOD-STD-2168 into a single document, and addressed some vendor criticisms.

The terms "DOD-STD-2167" and "DOD-STD-2168" (often mistakenly referred to as "MIL-STD-2167" and "MIL-STD-2168" respectively) are the official specification numbers for superseded U.S. DoD military standards describing documents and procedures required for developing military computer systems. (These specifications were superseded by MIL-STD-498 in 1994). Specifically:

* DOD-STD-2167 described the necessary project documentation to be delivered when developing a computer software system using the waterfall model

* DOD-STD-2168 was the DoD's software quality assurance standard, titled "Defense System Software Quality Program".

On December 5th, 1994, the standards DOD-STD-2167A and DOD-STD-2168 were superseded by MIL-STD-498, and that document merged DOD-STD-2167A, DOD-STD-7935A, and DOD-STD-2168 into a single document, and incorporated changes to address vendor criticisms.