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Software Assurance:

The planned and systematic set of activities that ensures that software life cycle processes and products conform to requirements, standards, and procedures.
For NASA, this includes the disciplines of: software quality (comprised of the functions of software quality engineering, software quality assurance and software quality control); software safety; software reliability; software verification and validation; and software independent verification and validation.

For definitions of the software assurance disciplines, click here.

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NASA Official: Martha Wetherholt
Last Updated:October 6, 2008
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