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validation

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  Confirmation, through the provision of objective evidence, that the requirements for a specific intended use or application have been fulfilled.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-160 [Superseded] (ISO 9000)

  The process of demonstrating that the system under consideration meets in all respects the specification of that system.
Source(s):
FIPS 201 under Validation [Withdrawn] (INCITS/M1-040211)

  The process of determining that an object or process is acceptable according to a pre-defined set of tests and the results of those tests.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-152 under Validation

  Confirmation (through the provision of strong, sound, objective evidence) that requirements for a specific intended use or application have been fulfilled (e.g., a trustworthy credential has been presented, or data or information has been formatted in accordance with a defined set of rules, or a specific process has demonstrated that an entity under consideration meets, in all respects, its defined attributes or requirements).
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015
NIST SP 800-12 Rev. 1 under Validation (CNSSI 4009)

  Confirmation (through the provision of strong, sound, objective evidence) that requirements for a┬áspecific intended use or application have been fulfilled.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-161 under Validation (ISO 9000)
NISTIR 7622 under Validation (ISO 9000)