Precise begins risk management at the earliest stages of project planning and continues throughout the total life-cycle of the project. Our experience has shown that risk management is most effective if it is fully integrated with overall operations and program management - as a driver for root cause analysis and risk mitigation. Additionally, a Risk Reporting Matrix is used to indicate the overall risk associated with a particular event.
A common misconception in risk management is to identify and track issues (versus risks) and then manage the consequences, as opposed to mitigating risks. Precise recognizes the difference between risks and issues and addresses them accordingly. While issue management is one of the main functions of program management, an important difference between issue management and risk management is that issue management applies resources to address current problems, while risk management applies resources to mitigate future potential problems and their consequences.
The Precise Team has recent experience using the IBM Rational Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements System (DOORS)® for requirements management within the U.S. Department of Defense. We thoroughly understand the tools that must be used and processes that must be followed to effectively provide life-cycle requirements management for acquisition programs. Precise has developed "best practices" that significantly reduce the amount of work required to link sources and references within the DOORS information domain. Production documents, normally in Microsoft Office® (MS) Word format, may require significant up-front processing to ensure formatting and style attributes are maintained during data exchange between DOORS and the desktop applications used for requirements development, review and validation. Our extensive experience, mature processes and software tools save significant administrative, analysis and technical authority man-hours, and efficiently generate validated requirements.
We support the analyses of specified weapon system)/subsystems and assess the principal factors impacting the supportability of the systems. Our logisticians quantify the scope and nature of the support required to meet specific operational mission requirements. Precise supports: (1) Maintenance Planning and Management; (2) Technical Data; (3) Supply Support; (4) Computer Resources; (5) Facilities and Infrastructure; (6) Support and Test Equipment; (7) Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation; (8) Manpower and Personnel; (9) Training and Training Support; (10) Design Interface; and (11) Sustaining Engineering. We assess program planning/management data and documentation to identify supportability problem areas. We utilize quantitative and qualitative methodologies to analyze the impact of program shortfalls and provide options to correct/alleviate identified support problems.
Our work requires the implementation of plans and procedures, and to analyze results. The documents we review include the requirements/scenarios and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) test plans, procedures, and testing results. We produce data packages in support of flight clearance requests and provide certification process expertise to analyze test results and produce certification packages to support platform(s) certifications.
We develop capacity models using guidelines from the Depot Maintenance and Capacity Utilization Handbook, DoD4151.18-H. Precise supports the Acquisition Engineering Agent for EA-18G and as depot planning for AN/ALQ-218 including full life-cycle support systems. Precise develops and maintains Lifecycle Management documentation, technical manuals and project plans in support of AEA/EA-6B and EA-18G. Our personnel induct, unpack, and verify part and serial numbers, and NSNs. We tag and deliver material and required paperwork per MIL-STD-129R. Precise refurbishes EW systems and parts, including ALQ-99 pods, painting, machining, welding and composites.
Precise provides the full spectrum of management, logistics, and engineering for Fleet Support Teams (FSTs). Our support includes data management, Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) development, Fleet support, and performance of FST technical activities. The FST provides life-cycle logistics and systems engineering support for common out-of-production avionics systems. These systems include a wide variety of communication, navigation, flight avionics and mission systems, along with associated support equipment. The common legacy avionics systems are used across naval aviation, and have been in Fleet service for many years. Many of these systems are mission critical for the airborne platforms that use them. These systems require long term sustainment support to ensure successful Navy Fleet mission execution for the service lives of the platforms in which they are installed.