SSAR is a web based application, developed by Holmes-Tucker with the support of AIR 126.96.36.199. SSAR took the form of an online tool that allows for the capture of facility requirements by utilizing multiple forms of data entry (i.e. paper-to-electronic, online data uploads, and data transfers). During the initial phase, a limited number of legacy platforms were selected, and their paper FRDs were loaded in the database using a proprietary method of automated document scanning, data extraction, and classification into relevant matrixes. The results of this process have allowed NAVAIR stakeholders to access the data from these FRDs in virtual, searchable, online tool. Users have the ability to compare common/dissimilar requirements by simply selecting the desired requirements and category codes from dropdown menus.
During the second phase, responses to the facility requirement questions supplant paper FRDs with online Facility Requirement Data (FRData) that is stored exclusively in the SSAR tool. SSAR enhances a program’s ability to monitor the accuracy of facility requirement data, and it standardizes the data that is gathered across multiple platforms in the future. The accumulation of facility requirement data is iterative in nature (data requirements become clearer as programs move through their acquisition milestones). Therefore, programs are able to monitor and approve all FRData that comes from the OEM. In this way, all new inputs to FRData are automatically stored and updated to reflect the most recent version on SSAR (with access to historical versions online, as well). Eventually, all new weapons systems will be required to do away with paper FRDs, with all FRData stored in the SSAR tool.
Aviation requirements currently reside in the following modules within SSAR:
- Aviation/Shore Requirements, Aviation/Ship Requirements, CVN21 Aviation Tools
- Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)
- Ships Resume
- Aviation/Ship Certification
- Site Survey Workbooks
- Aviation Facility Maintenance Requirements
SSAR has FAM approval and is registered in DADMS. SSAR is the tool of record in the following instructions and documents:
- NAVAIR AS/I Inst 5400.161A dated 19 FEB 2010
- NAVAIR Logistics Guide (update completed)
- NAVAIR Site Activation Planning Guide (update completed)
- Facilities Requirements Development DON DID and CDRL approved
- NAVAIR Facilities Requirements Development Inst (In approval process)
George Guethlein, Project Manager