1. This Notice of Change is being issued to facilitate the transition to the electronic data environment for the storage, transfer and maintenance of information. It is also an interim measure pending completion of a new national consensus non-Government standard (NGS) on Configuration Management, a DoD Practices Appendix to that NGS, plus simultaneous completion of an Interface Standard containing the DoD’s information requirements only.
a. To facilitate electronic commerce, all requirements to use DD Forms for the submittal of data have been deleted. The replacement requirement is Contractor format.
b. All documents cited as mandatory reference documents have been deleted from the standard in support of the recommendation on “Excessive Referencing “ contained in the Process Action Team on Military Specifications and Standards’ Blueprint for Change Report. Some of these documents are now cited in Section 6 as useful sources of information for specific topic areas, while other information has been imported into the text.
Replaced/Superseded by document(s)
This standard defines configuration management requirements which are to be selectively applied, as required, throughout the life cycle of any configuration item (CI):
a. Developed wholly or partially with Government funds, including non-developmental items when the development of technical data is required to support off-the-shelf equipment or software, or
b. Designated for configuration management for reason of integration, logistics support, or interface control.
This standard applies to Department of Defense activities and contractors who are tasked with the application of configuration management.