Configuration management

1. A continuous process of recording and maintaining consistent and reliable records pertaining to an organization’s hardware and software composition, including software version control and hardware updates.

Source: Election Terminology Glossary - Draft, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),

2. Discipline applying technical and administrative direction and surveillance to identify and document functional and physical characteristics of a configuration item, control changes to these characteristics, record and report change processing and implementation status, and verify compliance with specified requirements.

Source: Glossary of terms database, U.S. Election Assistance Commission,