Sandia has a long history in the application of trusted components for high consequence mission-critical nuclear weapons and other military systems. In these systems "trust" has always been of vital importance. Today, with the increasing use of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Components, Sandia National Laboratories has developed processes which allow the use of these commercially-available, low cost parts in trusted applications.
A Trusted COTS Component is one that that can be trusted (have confidence) to meet all system performance requirements for the intended life. The key elements for trust and the processes used to ensure trust include confidence that the part:
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