MIL-HDBK-61A: Configuration Control
6.4 Notice of Revision
A Notice of Revision (NOR) is an ancillary document to the ECP, which conveys the specific change to a specific document. A NOR is required when (1) the ECP is proposed by the Government (in the role of tasking or performing activity), (2) the party proposing the ECP is not the CDCA of the document being changed by the ECP, (3) the ECP is proposed by the tasking activity, or (4) the party proposing the ECP is not responsible for pricing logistics support impact. For ECPs to documents that are controlled by the ECP originator, a NOR may be used at contractor option. Alternatively, the originator may describe the change to each document within the ECP.
Requirements for SCNs should be eliminated because of their administrative complexity and because in the digital environment, it is preferable to maintain the specification current at all times and to archive each proceeding version. Furthermore, paragraph rather than page control of specifications is feasible and desired. Revised paragraphs can be inserted into the ECP, and be approved as part of the ECP, or where that is not practical, submitted to the approving authority during ECP implementation.
ECP originators who do not control the configuration documentation (for example, specifications, master engineering drawings, associated data lists, computer software listings, and other similar documents) must prepare and attach a NOR with each proposed ECP that impacts such documentation. This is imperative since they do not have the capability of revising the documentation for documenting the redesign. Once an ECP is approved, the attached NOR allows the program office to direct the government activity responsible for maintaining the documentation to accurately update it.
NORs are prepared and submitted to the government in accordance with the configuration requirements of the applicable contract SOW and CDRL/DD Form 1423. If the Government has established a Government CM AIS system for the program, the data requirement for NORs should request either digital submittal of NOR data, or population of the DoD data base directly by the contractor, or access to the NOR via the world wide web.. All NOR fields of information are defined in the EIA Standard 836 data dictionary and its related XML ECP Business Object.[Detail: Activity Guide: Table 6-10]
NORs are prepared and submitted to the government in accordance with the configuration requirements of the applicable contract SOW and CDRL/DD Form 1423
The following Activity Guide [Table 6-10], delineates the data content of a NOR.
Table 6-10. Activity Guide: NOR Content
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