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), https://pages.nist.gov/ElectionGlossary/
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, https://www.eac.gov/glossary/