Conformance Testing

Conformance testing is the process of assessing the compliance of a product to the defining specification or standard. Specialized test tools are used to exercise a product to determine if the proper actions and reactions are produced. The test tool is normally the only device the product being evaluated is connected to. Successful completion of a conformance test will enhance the probability of interoperability with other products that have been successfully conformance tested. 


Through interoperability testing, our teams assess the ability of a system to exchange usable electronic information with systems of other services or nations, as specified in its requirements documentation. Specialized test tools are used to monitor performance of products to determine if the proper actions and reactions are produced, and if so, the system is certified as interoperable at the completion of successful interoperability testing.


Foxhole Technology conducts developmental testing on military weapons programs that runs concurrent with product development. Through this process, We prepare for formal, operational testing, and provide all supporting documentation required to bring weapons and supporting products to market. 


During operational testing, our team of experts evaluate the performance of weapons and supporting products in an operational environment. Due to the resource requirements needed to generate realistic environments, operational testing is usually conducted in conjunction with military exercises. 

Validation Testing

Through Validation testing our team of experts ensure: (1) proper requirements coverage by the proposed standards or specifications; and (2) correct standards or specifications are available as the basis for developing products. In the context of validation, correct standards would be those demonstrated to be self-consistent, complete and feasible. Validation testing consists of two general phases: static analysis which satisfies item (1) above, and dynamic analysis which satisfies item (2) above.

authorization & ACCREDITATION (A&A)

The Authorization and Accreditation (A&A) process ensures that systems, and major applications, adhere to formal and established security requirements that are well documented and authorized. Informally known as A&A, Certification and Accreditation is required by the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). All systems and applications that reside on U.S. government networks must go through a formal A&A before being put into production, and every three years thereafter. Since accreditation is the ultimate output of a A&A initiative, and a system or application cannot be accredited unless it meets specific security guidelines, clearly the goal of A&A is to force federal agencies to put into production secure systems and applications.