Survey of Human Systems Integration (HSI) Tools for USCG Acquisitions
COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER NEW LONDON CT
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Human Systems Integration HSI is a collection of policies, processes, methods, and tools that are applied in the system acquisition process to ensure people are incorporated into new systems in ways that provide for their health and safety and that support system performance goals. The United States Coast Guard USCG uses competitive acquisition contracts to develop many types of products including aircraft, cutters, small boats, communications equipment, surveillance equipment, software suites, weapons, and personal protective equipment. The inclusion of HSI tools and methods in the acquisition process ensures the roles and needs of human operators are addressed concurrently with system development. Because of the diversity of available tools, it can be daunting for system developers to locate and select the right tools for each acquisition phase. This report presents a compendium of HSI tools organized to help you select the right tool for your specific needs. The appendices provide reviews of 34 HSI tools and methods to support requirements and CONOPS development manning and personnel analysis workload and situation assessment analysis and workstation and cockpit design. Eight of these tools and methods have been recommended as a starter kit for USCG acquisition use. Elements of this toolset can be used over the entire USCG major acquisition process and can contribute to a wide variety of HSI development activities.
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems