3.27 Technical data.
Recorded information, regardless of form or characteristics, of a scientific or technical nature. It may, for example, document research, experimental, developmental or engineering work; or be usable or used to define a design or process or to acquire, support, maintain or operate material. The data may be graphic or pictorial delineations in media such as drawings or photographs; text in specifications or related performance or design type documents; or computer printouts. For purposes of this standard, examples of technical data include research and engineering data, engineering drawings and associated lists, specifications, standards, process sheets, technical reports, catalog item identification and related information, documentation related to computer software, and computer-generated data bases. Technical data does not include computer software or financial, administrative, cost and pricing, and management data, or other information incidental to contract administration.
Replaced/Superseded by document(s)
This standard establishes uniform procedures for the preparation of Data Item Descriptions (DIDs)
The provisions of this standard apply to all DoD components and contractors who are responsible for the preparation of new and revised DIDs intended for use in defense contracts. The provisions of this standard are subject to tailoring guidance (see 6.2.2).