Accession Number : ADA305602

Title :   TMSS Parsing Test MIL-M-87929A. Appendix A. Work Package.

Descriptive Note : Test rept.

Corporate Author : CALS TEST NETWORK WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

PDF Url : ADA305602

Report Date : 31 MAY 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The Department of Defense (DoD) Air Force Continuous Acquisition and Life-cycle Support (CALS) Test Network (AFCTN) is conducting tests of the military standard for the Automated Interchange of Technical Information, MIL-STD-l840A, and its companion suite of military specifications. The AFCTN is a DoD sponsored confederation of voluntary participants from industry and government managed by the Electronic Systems Center (ESC). The primary objective of the AFCTN is to evaluate the effectiveness of the CALS standards for technical data interchange and to demonstrate the technical capabilities and operational suitability of those standards. Two general categories of tests are performed to evaluate the standards; formal and informal. Formal tests are large and comprehensive, which follow a written test plan, require specific authorization from the DoD, and may take months to prepare, execute, and report. Informal tests are quick and short, used by the AFCTN technical staff, to broaden the testing base. They include representative samples of the many systems and applications used by AFCTN participants. They also allow the AFCTN staff to gain feedback from many industry and government interpretations of the standards, to increase the base of participation in the CALS initiative, and respond to the many requests for help that come from participants. Participants take part voluntarily, benefit by receiving an evaluation of their latest implementation (interpretation) of the standards, interact with the AFCTN technical staff, gain experience using the standards, and develop increased confidence in them. The results of informal tests are reported in Quick Short Test Reports (QSTRs) that briefly summarize the standard(s) tested, the hardware and software used, the nature of the test, and the results. (KAR) p. 7

Descriptors :   *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, *MILITARY STANDARDS, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, *PARSERS, TEST AND EVALUATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, INDUSTRIES, DATA MANAGEMENT, SPECIFICATIONS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, TEST EQUIPMENT, SHORT RANGE(TIME), PLANNING, FEEDBACK, GAIN, LIFE CYCLES, COMPUTER FILES, SYNTAX, AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems

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