CLAUSE CODE: QC94-S    This clause was archived as of 01/22/2009



Contractor shall have Software Quality Assurance (SQA) personnel with access to the highest level of management - JPL and/or regulatory authorities' representatives. The SQA shall be organizationally independent of the Program/Project manager and/or have an independent reporting path to senior management above the Program/Project manager.

The SQA shall review and approve all CDRL documents delivered by Contractor; witness the Software Qualification Test and monitor selected lower level software tests; review all software test results for completeness and accuracy; keep a set of records of their activities separate from the CM records (CM may have a copy of their records); act as the interface between Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) and Contractor.

An SQA engineer shall be a member of the Software Change Control Board and verify nonconformances were completely identified and properly tested after correction. An SQA engineer shall attend all Technical and Project Reviews and provide input as required.