U.S. Coast Guard Human Systems Integration Program Requirements Document.
OGDEN/ERC GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS FAIRFAX VA
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The Coast Guard has identified a need to improve Human System Integration HSI in the planning, design, and development of new system acquisitions. There is a long-term need to integrate the various elements of HSI i.e., Manpower, Personnel, Training, Human Factors Engineering, and SafetyHealth Hazards into all new Coast Guard hardware acquisitions, including ships, aircraft, and all equipmentsystemssubsystems fielded through the acquisition program. In response to this need, a multi-phase effort was undertaken to develop and implement a HSI program into the Coast Guard acquisition process. This report documents phase one of the effort a review of the Coast Guard acquisition process, including interfaces with major program areas, to assess how the process currently operates, organizational relationships, and the advantagesdisadvantages of implementing HSI into the acquisition process. The report identifies the extent to which HSI principles are currently being used in the Coast Guard acquisition process and specifies additional requirements for HSI which are not currently part of the acquisition process. In addition, unique requirements or circumstances that may promote or adversely impact the ability of the Coast Guard to implement a HSI program are identified. The review revealed inconsistent use of HSI principles throughout the acquisition process. A review of previous acquisitions identified numerous human factors deficiencies which could have been eliminated or minimized if HSI principles had been used during new system acquisitions. A Coast Guard HSI program is proposed.
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