Systems and software engineering - Life cycle management - Part 8: Technical reviews and audits on defense programs
|Publication Date:||1 February 2019|
|ICS Code (Software):||35.080|
This standard establishes the requirements for technical reviews and audits to be performed throughout the acquisition life cycle for the US Department of Defense (DoD) and other defense agencies. This standard provides the definition, description, and intent, as well as the entry, exit and success criteria, for each technical review and audit. It is to be used to establish agreement between acquirers and suppliers on the technical reviews and audits that are needed for the project, as well as the focus and expectations of each technical review and audit.
This standard is intended to elaborate the technical review and audit clause of ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288, System life-cycle processes, for use by the DoD and other defense agencies in acquiring systems (and parts thereof) or services. It amplifies ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288, subclause 18.104.22.168.a, for selection, negotiation, agreement, and performance of the necessary technical reviews and audits, while allowing tailoring flexibility for the variety of acquisition situations/environme
NOTE-The acquirer-supplier mode is not necessarily limited to a government acquirer and corporate prime contractor supplier situation. For example, a service component program executive officer (PEO) might be considered the acquirer, and the applicable government program office/manager the supplier for internal government reviews. Depending on how a given service or other DoD agency operates, the government might be the acquirer and their systems engineering and technical assistance (SETA) contractor might be responsible for the conduct of a subset of the reviews in this standard. Similarly, a defense contractor could be the acquirer and a key subcontractor could be the supplier. In the case of a contractor's internal research and development (R&D), corporate management could be the acquirer and the company's R&D organization could be the supplier.1
1 Notes in text, tables, and figures of a standard are given for information only and do not contain requirements needed to implement this standard.