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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Perforce Helix Core
Perforce Helix Core Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Perforce Helix Core (also known as Perforce) is a software configuration management system. Perforce manages revision control using a client/server model, a proprietary database, and offers several different styles of clients such as a command line client, a graphical user interface (GUI), and a web client.

Please Note: The product has been renamed from Perforce to P4, then to Helix.

Note: With the inception of the Veteran-focused Integration Process mandates, Rational Team Concert is the approved technology for OI&T VIP IT initiatives for software configuration management.

Perforce Helix Core (also know as Perforce) may continue to be mounted as a READ-ONLY repository for archival purposes only as a reflection of past software deliveries. It must remain fully patched until such time as the archive can be dismounted by the development team as no longer necessary. The product CAN NOT be used for continuing or new software development or deliveries.
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.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v23.2
Decision Date: 02/02/2023 at 18:46:55 UTC
Aliases: Perforce; Helix Core Server (P4D)
Introduced By: Enterprise Tools Management
Vendor Name: Perforce Software
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (02/02/2023 at 18:46:55 UTC).