Accession Number:

ADA618898

Title:

Argument for a Joint Safety Reporting System

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-02-13

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

On-duty operations and off-duty activities of service members, account for the majority of mishaps experienced by the Department of Defense DOD. Due to the importance of mishap prevention, the services developed separate safety data collection and reporting systems referred to as safety data systems from this point forward to support this effort. Current systems are stovepiped with little to no linkage or standardized architecture. This paper uses a qualitative approach to illustrate the benefits of selecting the AF Safety Automated System AFSAS as the joint-service safety data system for the services and DOD. It presents an overview of the mishap data-collection process and the similarities and differences in why, what and how data is collected. It also conducts a macro-comparison of the specific capabilities and limitations of each system. Discussion of the Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986, the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative FDDCI, the DOD Information Technology IT Enterprise Strategy Roadmap, and the Cloud First policy highlight challenges of future development strategies. Finally, a future vision comparison of the AF and U.S. Navy USN systems clearly illustrate the AF Safety Automated System AFSAS is the system of choice for the joint-service safety data system.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE