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VA Technical Reference Model v 21.5

Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next
Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next 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: Rational DOORS Next Generation (RDNG) is a requirements management platform that enables organizations to create or enhance requirements processes and provides visualization and collaboration capabilities. Users can define, elicit, capture, elaborate, discuss, and review requirements and supporting artifacts. Teams can manage requirements using attributes, tags, filtered views, custom artifact types and link types, change indicators, and project dashboards and collaborate with technology owners and stakeholders for approval of the stated requirements.

This technology can integrate with a commercial database in order to store requirements data, including users, projects, data types, artifact types, and attributes. The technology supports Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server, Oracle, and DB2 databases.

This technology is part of the OI&T CIO mandate for a standardized toolset for OI&T projects.
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 v20.5
Decision Date: 05/29/2020
Aliases: Requirements Composer; RDNG, Rational DOORS Next Generation
Introduced By: Enterprise Tools Management
Vendor Name: International Business Machines (IBM)
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (05/29/2020).