Accreditation Process Assistance
While it is, in general, the customer's responsibility to manage deployment and use of CDS systems within their environments and in support of their missions, Owl Computing strives to assure that the systems we manufacture satisfy the full range of customer requirements for performance, security, reliability and documentation.
Owl assistance to customers facing Accreditation challenges is primarily in the form of documentation. Owl provides a full suite of documentation to support the Accreditation process, starting with a CDS requirements document that captures functional and security objectives, and proceeding to details of technical implementation and operation.
The document suite typically includes the following:
Customer Requirements (data types and performance requirements)
Security Objectives (security requirements for mitigating site-specific risks)
High Level Design (which also serves as an executive overview document)
Low Level Design (which maps CDS security features to RDAC components, elements, & facets)
Implementation Representation (deep technical detail, as required)
Administration Manual (user guidance)
Functional Test Report (QA testing)
Configuration Management Plan (Lifecycle support)
Software Installation (CDS Build) Manual
General User Interfacing Manual
For customers facing particularly thorny accreditation challenges, advanced assistance is available from Owl Computing under contractual agreement.