Accession Number : ADM000371

Title :   MIL-STD-498 Software Development and Documentation. Version 01.00.00 (Videorecording).

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR SOFTWARE REUSE AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER HERND ON

Report Date : 15 JUL 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Physical description: 1 VHS video; 1/2 in.; col.; sd.; 58 mins.; standard playback sp. MIL-STD-498 will provide the DoD a single standard for software development, it will cover both MCCR and AIS software, and is expected to be completed by 30 June 1994. For the first time in DoD's history, all software acquisition and development related requirements will be in one place. MIL-STD-498 will also provide a customer/supplier consensus based standard that will provide a transition to commercial software standard. DoD and industry are working with ISO to ensure the consistency with ISO 12207 Information Technology-Software Life Cycle Process. MIL-STD-498 is a standard for the software development process. It is applicable throughout the system acquisition cycle and any life-cycle process model. The standard establishes uniform requirements for acquiring, developing, modifying, and documenting software in weapon systems and automated information systems. The basic requirements of the standard are that the software development contractor establish a software development process consistent with contract requirements, that reliable and systematic methods be chosen to perform the development activities, and that a software engineering environment be used that supports the processes and methods. The standard further requires the contractor to determine the work products that will result from the development process and that the development process be integrated with the support processes. This briefing to the SPC TAB/TAG should provide insight to the member companies regarding possible changes to their software development process. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *MILITARY STANDARDS, COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT, MILITARY PROCUREMENT.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE