Selected CM military standards

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The U.S. Department of Defense expended a huge effort in establishing the product configuration management discipline and supporting standards. The foundation of product lifecycle management can be traced to many of these historical standards.

You may find these documents useful for designing your own PLM system. However, you should keep in mind that many of these were authored decades ago, and include concepts that may be irrelevant in a modern computer-based PLM system.

We have also included a selection of design-related standards for assisting in your product development.

File downloads on this page are provided as a convenient starting point. You are solely responsible for ensuring that you conform to contractual requirements affecting your organization. Many of these are obsolete and have been out of print for many years. In some cases they have been obtained from archival sources other than the issuing body; no guarantee can be given that these represent the actual documents as originally issued. You will need Adobe Reader to view most of these documents.

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Abbreviations for Use on Drawings, and in Specifications, Standards and Technical Documents MIL-STD-12
As Built Configuration List (ABCL) DI-CMAN-81516
Automated Interchange of Technical Information MIL-STD-1840
Cable and Cord, Electrical; Identification Marking and Color Coding of MIL-STD-686
Configuration Audit Plan DI-CMAN-80556
Configuration Audit Plan DI-SESS-81646
Configuration Audit Summary Report DI-CMAN-81022
Configuration Change Control Data Information Packet DI-CMAN-81554
Configuration Control - Engineering Changes (Short Form), Deviations and Waivers MIL-STD-481
Configuration Control - Engineering Changes, Deviations and Waivers MIL-STD-480
Configuration Data Lists (CDLS) DI-CMAN-80874
Configuration Item (CI) Documentation Recommendation DI-CMAN-81293
Configuration Management Action Item Status Data Information Packet DI-CMAN-81555
Configuration Management Data Interface Transactions Data Information Packets (DIPs) DI-CMAN-81588
Configuration Management Data Interface MIL-STD-2549
Configuration Management of Armaments, Munitions, and Chemical Production Base Modernization MIL-STD-1465
Configuration Management Plan MIL-STD-1456
Configuration Management Practices for Systems, Equipment, Munitions and Computer Programs MIL-STD-483
Configuration Management MIL-HDBK-61
Configuration Management MIL-STD-973
Configuration Marriage Record DI-MISC-81481
Configuration Status Accounting Data Elements and Related Features MIL-STD-482
Configuration Status Accounting Information DI-CMAN-81253
Continuous Acquisition and Life-Cycle (CALS) Support Implementation Guide MIL-HDBK-59
Contractor Integrated Technical Information Service (CITIS) MIL-STD-974
Contractor's Configuration Management Plan DI-CMAN-80858
Data Item Descriptions (DIDs) MIL-STD-963
Data Management Program DOD-STD-1700
Data, Engineering & Technical: Reproduction MIL-PRF-5480
Defense and Program-Unique Specifications Format And Content MIL-STD-961
Defense System Software Development DOD-STD-2167
Definition of Item Levels, Item Exchangeability, Models and Related Terms MIL-HDBK-505
Definition of Item Levels, Item Exchangeability, Models and Related Terms MIL-STD-280
Definitions of Terms for Testing, Measurement and Diagnostics MIL-STD-1309
Digital Representation For Communication Of Product Data: IGES Application Subsets And IGES Application Protocols MIL-PRF-28000
Documentation Streamlining MIL-HDBK-800
Drawing, Engineering and Associated Lists, 28 Oct 1977 with Amendment 4 DOD-D-1000 A4
Electronic Component Case Outlines MIL-STD-1835
Engineering Drawing Practices MIL-STD-100


Engineering Management MIL-STD-499
Engineering Management (1993 unreleased draft) MIL-STD-499
Human Engineering MIL-STD-1472
Identification Coding and Application of Hookup And Lead Wire MIL-STD-681 N1
Identification Marking of U.S. Military Property MIL-STD-130
List of Standard Semiconductor Devices MIL-HDBK-5961
Manufacturing Management Program MIL-STD-1528
Marking Of Electrical And Electronic Parts MIL-STD-1285
Marking of Electronic Items MIL-STD-13231
Markup Requirements and Generic Style Specification for Exchange of Text and Its Presentation MIL-PRF-28001
Preferred Metric Units for General Use by the Federal Government FED-STD-376
Performance Specification, Automated Configuration Management System (ACMS) MIL-PRF-32029 A1
Product/Asset Configuration Data Information Packet DI-CMAN-81553
Quality Assurance Terms and Definitions MIL-STD-109
Raster Graphics Representation in Binary Format, Requirements for MIL-PRF-28002
Software Development and Documentation MIL-STD-498
Specification Practices MIL-STD-490
Standard Microcircuit Drawings MIL-HDBK-780
Technical Data Packages, General Requirements for MIL-DTL-31000
Type Designation, Assignment and Method for Obtaining MIL-HDBK-1812
Work Breakdown Structure MIL-HDBK-881