Systems Engineering Glossary
|Configuration Control Authority (CCA)||
The person or organization authorized to make final decisions on changes to controlled configuration items.
|Configuration Control Board (CCB)||
A configuration management decision forum within an organization whose purpose is to disposition and authorize proposed baseline changes.
|Configuration Item (CI)||
A hardware or software item, (or a combination of both) with a defined function that is selected for
|Configuration Management (CM)||
A process for establishing and maintaining consistence of baselines, approving and controlling changes, and recording and reporting changes in status of a product under development.
|Configuration Management Plan (CMP)||
A documented process for managing a system’s Configuration Items (CI) in a controlled way.
|Configuration Status Accounting||
A process for reporting information regarding the status of the established baseline and the proposed/ approved changes to that baseline.
A limitation placed on a system design by law, policy, physics, or other existing systems within which the solution must work.
|Continuous Opportunity Risk Management||
An iterative, multi-step process to continually identify, define, handle, control, and communicate opportunities/ risks.
A mutually binding legal agreement that obligates the seller to furnish agreed products or services and the Acquirer to pay for them.
|Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL)|
A person or organization that enters into a contract to provide goods or services to an Acquirer.
Documented steps taken to modify designs, processes, procedures, or materials to correct failures or deficiencies.
The activity of resolving and correcting a discrepancy found in an item, restoring it to the specified state.
|Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA)||
A technique to determine the advantage of one alternative over another based upon equivalent cost or benefits. The net result is determined by totaling the positive factors and subtracting negative factors.
|Critical Design Review|
The organization or individual that provides funding for a product or service.
The engineering process to consider and evaluate the prevention of damage to, protection of, and restoration of electronic systems to ensure availability, integrity, and confidentiality.