Air Force Remote Special Testing and Data Management System Implementation Plan
Technical Report,10 Oct 2018,31 Aug 2019
BAM Technologies Arlington United States
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The Air Force Recruiting Service AFRS utilizes entrance testing to screen applicants for suitability by career field. These tests are administered at a limited number of locations, including Military Entrance Processing Stations MEPS and Military Entrance Testing Stations METS. The geographic separation between these testing locations and recruiter offices, as well as a limited capability for data sharing, can often result in lengthy delays between an applicant expressing interest in an Air Force career and a recruiter having the necessary information to determine their eligibility. In order to expedite the entrance testing process for certain tests, AFRS would like to leverage an existing testing platform, the Test of Basic Aviation Skills TBAS system, which was developed for AFPCDSYX and the Pilot Candidate Selection Model PCSM program. These TBAS systems, which are already approved to administer the entrance tests required by AFRS, would be deployed to select recruiter offices within the continental United States. Tests given on these testing stations would be proctored remotely by a 3rd party vendor. This would alleviate the need for recruiters in proximity to these systems to send applicants to a MEPS or METS facility. BAM Technologies has researched the existing TBAS system infrastructure and conducted interviews with recruiters and test control officers in order to develop an implementation plan to achieve the testing capabilities required by AFRS. The plan outlines a method and timeline to develop, acquire, and deploy additional TBAS systems, as well as modernize the PCSM infrastructure to allow rapid data sharing between TBAS systems and recruiters.
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