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VA Technical Reference Model v 18.11

Perl Programming Language
Perl Programming Language Standard or Specification

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Description: Perl is a feature rich general purpose programming language. The latest Perl versions run on a multitude of platforms from portables to mainframes. Perl is suitable for system programming, prototyping or large scale development projects. It is an object-oriented, procedural and functional programming language, with C/C++ extensibility and database integration.

Perl is installed by default for Linux and macOS operating systems.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
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Decision Constraints: Users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Office (ISO) or local OIT representative for permission to download and use this software. Downloaded software must always be scanned for viruses prior to installation to prevent adware or malware. Freeware may only be downloaded directly from the primary site that the creator of the software has advertised for public download and user or development community engagement. Users should note, any attempt by the installation process to install any additional, unrelated software is not approved and the user should take the proper steps to decline those installations.

Due to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) identified security vulnerabilities, extra vigilance should be applied to ensure the versions remain properly patched to mitigate known and future vulnerabilities. The local ISO can provide assistance in reviewing the NIST vulnerabilities.

Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v18.7
Decision Date: 07/27/2018
Aliases: Perl5
Introduced By: Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO) TRM Team
Standards Body: Perl Foundation
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (07/27/2018).