NATO - ACMP-4
NATO Requirements for Configuration Status Accounting
|Publication Date:||1 January 1995|
Purpose. This ACMP prescribes the requirements for Configuration Status Accounting (CSA) for all items designated for Configuration Management. The purpose of CSA is the book-keeping function for the other CM activities. CSA keeps track of the names and versions of Configuration Items (CIs) and their configuration documentation, the current configuration of delivered CIs, the status of changes being reviewed and implemented and the whereabouts of baseline items in use. It is the formal means to communicate the status of CIs to those involved.
Applicability. The CSA requirements as defined by this ACMP shall apply throughout the life cycle of CIs as appropriate. CSA work tasks, database information elements and reporting systems should be tailored to address the phase of the life cycle, the scope of the project and the complexity of the item being procured.
Application guidance. This ACMP is applicable only to the extent specified in the contract Statement of Work.