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baseline

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  Formally approved version of a configuration item, regardless of media, formally designated and fixed at a specific time during the configuration item's life cycle. Note: The engineering process generates many artifacts that are maintained as a baseline over the course of the engineering effort and after its completion. The configuration control processes of the engineering effort manage baselined artifacts. Examples include stakeholder requirements baseline, system requirements baseline, architecture/design baseline, and configuration baseline.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-160 [Superseded] (IEEE 828)

  Formally approved version of a configuration item, regardless of media, formally designated and fixed at a specific time during the configuration item's life cycle. Note: The engineering process generates many artifacts that are maintained as a baseline over the course of the engineering effort and after its completion. The configuration control processes of the engineering effort manage baselined artifacts. Examples include stakeholder requirements baseline, system requirements baseline, architecture/design baseline, and configuration baseline.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-160 [Superseded] (IEEE 828)

  Hardware, software, and relevant documentation for an information system at a given point in time.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015

  Hardware, software, databases, and relevant documentation for an information system at a given point in time.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-161 under Baseline (CNSSI 4009)
NISTIR 7622 under Baseline (CNSSI 4009-2010)