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current awareness periodical. Each START document provides a 'jump-start' on a topic of immediate interest to individuals in the reliability, maintainability, quality, supportability, or interoperability fields. In addition to a concise write-up, each installment includes comprehensive lists of contacts, bibliographic references, and other sources for further information and action.RelTIQUES
are a Reliability Information Analysis Center technology publication that goes into more detail on specific topics than our regular START sheets. Each RelTIQUE will include more detailed technical topics of interest to reliability, maintainability, quality, supportability, or interoperability students and practitioners.RIAC START Sheets by CategoryRIAC RelTIQUES
A task force chartered by the Department of Defense (DOD) in 1995 has defined Affordability as "a process for program management that will lead to affordable technology rather than a program for cost reduction."
Simulation-Based Acquisition (SBA) is an acquisition process in which DoD and Industry are enabled by robust, collaborative use of simulation technology that is integrated across acquisition phases and programs.
Cost as an Independent Variable, or CAIV, is defined in Section 3.3.4 of DoD 5000.2, as: ". . . a process that helps arrive at cost objectives (including life-cycle costs) and helps the requirements community and set performance objectives.
The pressures of a global market continue to force companies to consider all aspects of product performance in an effort to remain competitive. An important aspect of product performance is maintainability.
Flexible Sustainment is all the activities required of an IntegratedWeapon System Management (IWSM) single manager in support ofoperating command customers, to keep a weapon system operational inboth peacetime and wartime,
Interoperability is not a new term in the military vocabulary. Interoperability is a primary goal for military operational capability outlined in Joint Vision 2020.
Sustained Maintenance Planning is an iterative process that ensures the highest affordable aviation weapons system reliability by using the broad range of aviation metrics to analyze effectiveness and performance of each weapons system
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