Definitions Edit

Configuration is

(1) The arrangement of a computer system or network as defined by the nature, number, and chief characteristics of its functional units. (2) The physical and logical elements of an information processing system, the manner in which they are organized and connected, or both. The term may refer to a hardware configuration or a software configuration.[1]
[a]n expression in functional terms (that is, expected performance) and physical terms (that is, appearance and composition).[2]
[a] collection of an item's descriptive and governing characteristics, which can be expressed in functional terms, i.e., what performance the item is expected to achieve; and in physical terms, i.e., what the item should look like and consist of when it is built.[3]

References Edit

  1. Information Technology: An Audit Guide For Assessing Acquisition Risks, Glossary, at 90.
  2. AR 25-1, at 118.
  3. Defense Acquisition University, Glossary, at B-31 (13th ed. Nov. 2009) (full-text).

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