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  • KARREN CARRUTHERS
05/29/2018 6:45 AM

​I am researching how both Battle Spares and Forward Based Spares are managed and what determines if it is a spare.  Trying to find out information on both Battle Spares and Forward Based Spares; it seems the terminology has changed over the years as well as where information can be found ie. instructions (P-485) and policies. Could you assist me to help identify who manages, what is a requirement to be a spare and what instructions or policies provide information?

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  • JILL GARCIA
15/18/2018 11:54 AM

What is the best way to track maintenance related data (i.e. MTBF, MTBCF, MTTR, etc.) for a COTS product? Is there a class for this?

Background: I work on a space environmental monitoring system that is 100% COTS. The system is fielded and maintained by a contractor and they do not currently track failure rates of the system. There are other users of this COTS product but it is a very specialized piece of equipment and there is no maintenance data available on the internet or from the manufacturer for things like MTBF, MTBCF, MTTR, etc... I would like to start tracking this data but I'm not sure how to go about it.


KARREN CARRUTHERS5/21/2018 1:42 PMNo
  
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  • JILL GARCIA
15/21/2018 7:55 AM

​What governing documentation defines Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Management as obsolete?

Background: I'm presently reviewing SECNAV INST 5400.15D, DON Research, Development, Acquisition, and Associated Life-Cycle and Logistics Management policy and I would like to know if the terminology of logistics management / ILS management should be replaced with Integrated Product Support and Product Support Management respectively.


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34/25/2018 12:13 PM

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04/25/2018 12:15 PM

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