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management plan is developed and prepared during the appropriate
phase of the procurement process. DODINST 5000.2 provides policy
and guidance for the preparation of configuration management
Technical Design Reviews. The Acquisition Manager is
required to conduct design reviews. The SCA should conduct
independent technical review to assess the adequacy and safety of
all systems associated with the facility.
This applies to both new systems and those systems that are
undergoing significant modifications.
It is strongly recommended that the Acquisition Manager invite
the SCA to participate in the normal system technical design
review process. An understanding between the Acquisition Manager
and the SCA should be reached early in the system design
regarding technical design reviews. The number, timing and level
of detail of the technical design reviews should be dependent
upon the uniqueness and complexity of the system. These points
should be negotiated between the Acquisition Manager and the SCA
and promulgated in the certification Milestone Event Schedule.
The design review process is best served when the Acquisition
Manager assembles additional technical personnel, not affiliated
with the system designer, to review the system design.
Sufficient technical expertise should be used in the design
review process to ensure that electrical, structural, mechanical
The SCA recognizes that the level of detail provided in each
design review will depend on how far along the actual subsystem
design has progressed. Therefore, it is imperative that the
design review team review all design documentation prior to
conducting each formal review.
For complex systems, the Acquisition Manager should issue a
design review check-off list for each subsystem to be reviewed.
This check-off list should include verification that all the
required design review information is available for technical
review. The Acquisition Manager, technical design review team
and SCA should complete the check-off list during the design
At the completion of each technical design review the Acquisition
Manager should issue findings and recommendations regarding all
system design deficiencies. The methods of issue of previous
review findings should be discussed between the SCA and
Acquisition Manager prior to each design review. Those
deficiencies that are determined by the Acquisition Manager and
SCA to be within the Scope of Certification should be identified
All identified safety related design deficiencies must be