Format Options and Procurement of Technical Orders.
Final rept. May 78-May 80,
BIOTECHNOLOGY INC FALLS CHURCH VA
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Previous research by Air Force and other DOD agencies has resulted in the development of several improved techniques for creating, and formats for presenting, technical data for maintenance. Application of these techniques and formats for presenting, technical data for maintenance. Application of these techniques and formats for operational use has been hindered by the fact that technical data managers frequently do not have sufficient information on the improved techniques and formats to allow them to procure the improved data. This report documents the development of guidelines and an information source to fill this need. A thorough review of the state of the art in developing, presenting and procuring technical data was accomplished to provide the basis for developing the guidelines. This was accomplished first by reviewing available formats, specifications, and applicable literature and then by conducting extensive interviews with government and industry personnel who are knowledgeable of, and experienced in, current technical data procedures. The next phase involved analysis of these data, the selection of candidate formats, the development of descriptions of the formats, development of criteria for selecting formats, and development of guidelines for procuring data. Author
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