Content Management System
An application used to manage digital content that allows multiple contributors to create, edit and publish. Content is typically stored in a database and displayed in a presentation layer based on a set of templates.
Detailed Test Plan (DTP)
A plan used to supplement the DTP with information required for day-to-day conduct of the test. It provides requirements for activities to be conducted to ensure proper execution of the test. The DTP is a document compiled by the activity responsible for test execution.
Provides additional illustrative material including sketches, instructional media, diagrams, or schematics.
Early User Test (EUT)
Any system test employing users that are representative of those expected to operate, maintain, and support the system when fielded or deployed which is conducted during the technology maturation and risk reduction phase or early in the engineering and manufacturing development phase. The EUT may test a materiel concept, support planning for training and logistics, identify interoperability problems, and/or identify future testing requirements. An EUT provides data in support of Milestone B. EUTs seek answers to known issues that must be addressed in an EOA report.
Electronic Technical Manual (ETM)
The electronic display of a technical publication delivered to a screen or some type of computer.
Engineering Change Proposal (ECP)
The documentation by which a proposed engineering change is submitted to the responsible authority recommending that a change to an original item of equipment be considered, and the design or engineering change be incorporated into the article to modify, add to, delete, or supersede original parts.
Failure Mode, Effects and Critically Analysis (FMECA)
Technique to examine the potential failure modes within a system and its equipment. Each potential failure mode is classified according to its impact on mission success and personnel/equipment safety. The results highlight single-point failures requiring corrective action, ranks each failure according to the severity classification of the failure effect on mission success and personnel/equipment safety, provides estimates of system critical failure rates, provides a quantitative ranking of system and/or subsystem failure modes, and identifies reliability/safety critical components.
Final Test Report (FTR)
A developmental test report prepared for all evaluated tests. If an interim data report (IDR) has been developed, it will be used as the basis for the FTR. The FTR may be tailored to address the needs of each individual test.
Graphic Training Aid (GTA)
Created to enable trainers to conduct and sustain task-based training in lieu of using extensive printed material or expensive equipment. GTAs may also increase performance during on-the-job training or as job aids.
Provides essential information not included in technical manuals or other documentation including references, learning aids, and supplemental readings.
Initial Operational Test & Evaluation (IOT&E)
Dedicated operational test and evaluation conducted on production, or production representative articles, to determine whether systems are operationally effective and suitable, and which supports the decision to proceed Beyond Low Rate Initial Production (BLRIP). The final dedicated phase of OT&E preceding a full-rate production decision. It entails dedicated operational testing of production representative test articles and uses typical operational scenarios that are as realistic as possible. The IOT&E is conducted by an OT&E agency independent of the contractor, Program management office, or developing agency.
A technical manual, typically supplied by an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), for use during unloading and installation of equipment. These manuals often address a variety of installation scenarios.
Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM)
A technical manual authored in a format optimized for manipulation and interaction displayed on laptops, tablets and mobile devices.
A supporting product that can be a checklist, procedural guide, decision table, worksheet, algorithm, or other device used as an aid in performing duty position tasks.
Provides direction for using technical documentation in step-by-step execution of tasks for operational environments. Job sheets provide a list of equipment, references, and job steps with procedures.
Provides the detailed information and activities used by instructors to execute training and education within prescribed time limits. It organizes the administrative data and resources for what, when, and how to present the material. It identifies other requirements including the introduction, content, summary, and appendices.
Level of Repair Analysis (LORA)
An analytical methodology used to assist in developing maintenance concepts and establishing the maintenance level at which components will be replaced, repaired, or discarded based on economic/noneconomic constraints and operational readiness requirements. Also known as an Optimum Repair Level Analysis (ORLA).
Limited User Test (LUT)
Any type of RDT&E-funded user test conducted that does not address all of the system’s operational effectiveness, operational suitability, or survivability issues and is therefore limited. LUTs only address a limited number of operational issues. The LUT may be conducted to provide a data source for system assessments in support of the LRIP decision (Milestone C) and for reviews conducted before IOT.
Logistic Demonstration (LD)
Evaluates the achievement of maintainability goals, the adequacy and sustainability of tools, test equipment, selected test program sets, built-in test equipment, and the associated support items of equipment, technical publications, maintenance instructions, troubleshooting procedures, and personnel skill requirements. Also evaluated are the selection and allocation of spare parts, tools, test equipment, and tasks to appropriate maintenance levels, and the adequacy of maintenance time standards.
Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC)
Lists overall authority and responsibility for the performance of maintenance functions on an end item or component.
A technical manual that provides procedures for maintenance which meet the standards set by a regulating body. It includes procedures for service and maintenance, schedules for maintenance, responsibilities of personnel and service and maintenance methods.
Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA)
Identifies the steps, spares and materials, tools, support equipment, personnel skill levels as well as any facility issues that must be considered for a given repair task. Includes elapsed times required for the performance of each task. Covers both corrective and preventative maintenance tasks and, when complete, identifies all physical resources required to support a system.
Provide tracking of logistical data sets developed from supporting documents such as Maintenance Allocation Charts (MACs), Maintenance Task Analyses (MTAs), Failure Modes and Effects and Criticality Analyses (FMECAs), Level of Repair Analyses (LORAs), and Provisioning Parts Lists (PPLs).
A change to a system that is still in production consisting of an alteration, conversion, or modernization of an end item or component of equipment that changes or improves the original purpose or operational capacity in relation to effectiveness, efficiency, reliability, or safety of that item.
Modification Work Order (MWO)
A process to develop, apply, and document changes in both hardware and software made to an end item, component, weapon, or information system.
MS Office Applications
Provide project management (MS Project) tools to develop plans, assign resources, track progress, manage budgets, and analyze work flow. Allow cloud-based team collaboration (MS Teams) through business messaging, calling, video meeting, and file sharing capabilities. Allow cloud-based storage for a simple way to store, sync, and share various types of files, with other people and devices on the internet.
On-the-Job (OJT) Handbook
Provides self-paced instruction for specific skill acquisition. Allows independent learning through hands-on exercises, training assignments, and troubleshooting problems.
Operational Test (OT)
A field test conducted under combat conditions of components and key items for weapons, equipment, or munitions. An OT determines effectiveness and suitability in combat by typical users.
Operator Manual (OM)
A technical manual that provides operator instructions and maintenance tasks. These manuals typically include theory, performance of preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS), inspections by sight and touch of accessible components, condition-based maintenance in reaction to indicators or instrumentation, lubrication, cleaning (including corrective actions to repair corrosive damage), preserving (including spot painting), tightening, replacement, minor adjustments authorized by the maintenance allocation chart (MAC), limited diagnosis and fault isolation as authorized by the MAC, and replacement of combat spares (unserviceable parts, modules, and assemblies) as authorized by the MAC and carried on board the equipment or system.
Page Based Technical Manual
The display of technical information in a static printed form, typically paper.
Provisioning Parts List (PPL)
Lists the end item, component or assembly and all support items that can be disassembled, reassembled, or replaced and when combined constitutes the end item, component, or assembly. It includes parts, materials, connecting cabling, piping, and fittings required for operation and maintenance.
Repair Parts and Special Tools List (RPSTL)
A technical manual that provides lists of repair parts, special tools, national stock numbers (NSNs), part numbers, and reference designator for an equipment item.
S1000D International Specification for Technical Publications
An international standard for the production of technical publications. It is an XML specification for managing and using technical information. Data modules organize technical information that can be published and reused across electronic formats. The S1000D standard ensures integration, consistency and permits updating of single data items within a technical publication.
Safety Assessment Report (SAR)
An evaluation of safety risks assumed prior to test or operation of a system. It identifies safety features, design, and procedural hazards that may be present in a system under procurement. It provides specific procedural controls and precautions to follow to overcome the procedural hazards.
Provides access to shared workspaces, information stores and documents, as well as host defined applications. The work team can organize, access, update, maintain, sustain and report content.
Technical publications that provide operator instruction and guidelines on how to install, use and maintain software. It includes user, installation, administration and design data, including computer listings and printouts, that document the requirements, design, or details of computer software, explains the capabilities and limitations of the software or provides operation instructions for using or supporting computer software during the software’s operational life.
Technical Bulletin (TB)
Provides information, procedures, and techniques relating to equipment and general subjects. TBs do not provide administrative, tactical training, or tactical operations material.