MIL-STD-498 FAQ - Part 1 
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 MIL-STD-498 FAQ - Part 1

What is MIL-STD-498?

MIL-STD-498 refers to the Software Development and Documentation document
used by the Department of Defense and its contractors. The purpose of the
standard is to establish uniform requirements for software development and

What did MIL-STD-498 replace?

MIL-STD-498 replaces DOD-STD-2167A which is now considered obsolete
as of 5 Dec 94. MIL-STD-498 also supercedes DOD-STD-7935A and
DOD-STD-1703(NS) as of 5 Dec 94.

Can I make recommendations on MIL-STD-498?

Yes. You must use the Standarization Document Improvement proposal
(DD form 1426). The address is: SPAWAR 10-12, 2451 Crystal Drive (CPK-5),
Arlington, VA 22245-5200.

Why did we need MIL-STD-498?

The standard merged DOD-STD-2167A and DOD-STD-7935A for simplification.
It was updated to incorporated the use of CASE tools, reusable software,
software management, software supportablility, flexibility in preparing
documentation, and overall usage of software engineering principles.

Ken Mays, Ada95 Consulant

Sun, 18 Jul 1999 03:00:00 GMT  
 MIL-STD-498 FAQ - Part 1

Some addition MIL-STD-498 info:

What is the current status of MIL-STD-498?

According to the US Dept. of Defense, MIL-STD-498 was only implemented for
two years. Since it was officially implemented 12/94, it was supposed to
expire 12/96. As of Jan. 31, 1997, the standard has not yet been removed
from service. There is presently discussion within the DoD to keep 498
around until at least June/July 1997.

What other standards are comparable?

EIA/IEEE J-STD-016 is the Non-Gov. version of MIL-STD-498. It was
implemented as a TRIAL USE standard by the Electronic Industries
Association (EIA) and the IEEE, in January 1996. J-STD-016 is a
copyright-protected standard and may be purchased from either the EIA or
IEEE for $156.00 US.

Another software standard is ISO/IEC 12207. This international standard is
a total software life cycle standard and implemented 8/95. This standard
may be purchased from the American National Standards Instititue (ANSI)
for $100.00.

In the US, we are currently attempting to "harmonize" 12207 and J-STD-016
and create a "US 12207", representing the US implementation of ISO/IEC
12207. This standard should be available by the 3rd Qtr. 1997.

Where can I get more information?

For training, public seminars, free newsletter, and other software
development standards services, visit the web site:

David S. Maibor, President
P.O. Box 846
Needham, MA 02194  US
Tel. (617) 449-6554
FAX (617) 455-8928

Tue, 20 Jul 1999 03:00:00 GMT  
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 Relevant Pages 

1. MIL-STD-973 & MIL-STD-498 issue

2. Should MIL-STD-498 replace DOD-STD-2167A?

3. MIL-STD-498

4. MIL-STD-498

5. Ada 95 & MIL-STD 498

6. MIL-STD-498 & ISO 12207 Seminar

7. MIL-STD-498 Broadcast

8. MIL-STD-498 Broadcast


10. MIL-STD-498 Electronic Availability


12. US-FL, Orlando - Ada developers/ Mil-Stds 2167A and 498


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