A Comparative Analysis of Tri-Service Accreditation Policies and Practices. Volume 1. Of the Accreditation Requirements Study Report
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The goals of the Susceptibility Model Assessment and Range Test SMART Project are to develop an efficient process for the verification and validation VV and configuration management CM of aircraft susceptibility models and to facilitate their quick and cost effective accreditation by applying this new approach to five models frequently used in survivability analyses supporting acquisition decisions. The credibility assessment process thus defined generates various reports that provide a model user with enough information on existing verification, validation VV, and configuration management CM data to permit accreditation with a minimum of additional effort. To make these reports most beneficial to accreditation proponents, the SMART Project undertook a study of accreditation requirements. The study involved a review of existing instructions and directives, as well as interviews with personnel engaged in all aspects of model development and use. The analysis focused on two aspects of typical accreditation decisions accreditation processes and information requirements. The discussions about comparative accreditation processes and requirements generated significant interest from a wide group of DoD and service officials, and so this accreditation process analysis is reported separately from the findings on accreditation information requirements.
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