I am looking for an FCA and PCA checklist. Can someone help me?

Anonymous's picture
Anonymous asked on March 28, 2014 - 10:58am | Replies (2).

I am building a binder reference for an Army contract to support FCA and PCA requirements.  

2 Answers

Bob Aiello's picture

Hi Howard,

can you please be a little more specific about what you want to see in a checklist for a physical configuration audit (PCA) and a functional configuration audit (FCA)? You probably want to consult with references for the MIL standards. Is this for software, hardware or both?

here is a reference which you may already know about for the PCA


and here is a reference for the FCA


In general, the physical configuration audit ensures that you have the right configuration items (CI) in place. There are many ways to do this including embedding a immutable version or using cryptography.

The functional configuration audit ensures that the CIs are doing the right thing. To implement this, I would need to know a little more about the technologies involved.

Have you looked at the IEEE 828 standard? (sevocab is also a great reference - let me know if you need the link...)

Bob Aiello, technical editor CM Crossroads

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Jason Baker's picture

Take a look at http://www.4tellsolutions.com - We just started using it because it includes the full checklist and checks the work for our assessors as they go - field validation etc.  It made our FCA checklist process so much easier.  Not sure if they have PCA's too.  

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