Seaport Functional Capabilities


3.1 Research and Development Support

  • Gap analysis

  • Business Case Analysis

  • Requirements analysis and management

  • Market Research

  • Engineering, Manufacturing and Development management and execution

  • Project planning and initiative development


3.2 Engineering, System Engineering and Process Engineering Support

  • Systems Engineering Technical Review (SETR) process

  • System Requirements Review (SRR), Preliminary Design Review (PDR), and Critical Design Review (CDR)

  • Technical Performance Measures and Key Performance Parameters

  • Assess technical maturity

  • Assess program progress against the Integrated Master Schedule

  • Risk management including risk identification, analysis, mitigation planning, mitigation plan implementation, and tracking

  • Eesolve engineering hardware and software design, production, test, operational performance, and obsolescence issues

  • Development and reliability qualification testing

  • Process Engineering Support

  • Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration℠ (CMMI®) for Development (CMMI-DEV) and Services (CMMI-SVC)


3.4 Prototyping, Pre-Production, Model-Making, and Fabrication Support

  • Planning and management of projects for test of new technology, prototypes, and commercial items

  • Project charters, project plans, and reports

  • Identifies the technical requirements, activities, resources, processes, and risks to accomplish the project.

  • Develop and maintain the test schedule

  • Monitor project schedules and performance, provide status, record project results and close out the project


3.5 System design Documentation and Technical Data Support

  • Evaluate physical and functional design interrelationships of interdependent components, equipment, or systems

  • Program unique specifications for hardware and software, engineering drawings, ECPs, CCPs, RFDs, and FFFIs

  • Resolve discrepancies and issues with documentation

  • Implementation of approved engineering changes and retrofit activities, the configuration of fielded systems, and the closure of deficiency reports


3.7 Reliability, Maintainability and Availability (RM&A) Support

  • Business Case Analysis (BCA) for systems development and upgrade programs

  • Analyze major readiness degraders and alternative approaches

  • Productive Ratio Analysis Support, Data Analysis, Metrics Identification, and Upgrade Analysis


3.9 System Safety Engineering Support

  • Evaluates System Safety Program Plans, hazard analyses, Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analyses (FMECA), fault tree analyses, Safety Assessment Reports

  • Risk assessments and mitigation plans

  • Weapon System Explosives Safety Review Board (WSESRB) and Systems Safety Working Group (SSWG)


3.10 Configuration Management Support

    • Configuration Management

    • Configuration Management Plans

    • Analysis of production specifications

    • Implementation of Configuration Management (CM)/ Change Control Board (CCB) processes

    • Functional/ Physical Configuration Audit (FCA/PCA)


3.11 Quality Assurance (QA) Support

  • Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Plans and Programs

  • Evaluations on Software Program Management Plan (SPMP), Software Verification and Validation Plan (SVVP), and Software Configuration Management Plan (SCMP)

  • Comprehensive metrics programs to collect and analyze SQA data  


3.12  Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology (IT) Support

    • File structures and data repositories

    • Tools, business rules, and processes

3.14 Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support.

  • Supports developmental and operational tests (DT/OT)

  • Evaluate and make recommendations on technical, cost, and schedule issues surrounding DT/OT events

  • Technical analyses and documentation for new production and fielded systems

  • Develops technical requirements, cost estimates, and budgets

  • Correction of deficiencies via maintenance of the Test Information Management System (TIMS) database,

  • Assess the impact of production lead time risk on fielding plans

  • Supports the approval of changes/revisions to approved acquisition programs

  • Supports both laboratory and aircraft-level testing


3.16 Logistics Support.

  • Acquisition logistic support of major new programs and modifications

  • Fielded systems performance monitoring

  • Operational risk factor analyses, failure analysis, maintenance and product support analyses

  • Requirements analysis for installed and new systems

  • Design syntheses, prototyping, testing, and fielding.  

  • Conduct iterative logistics assessment of all logistics element implementations and capture cost and schedule data

  • Measure discrete logistics performance of product support elements against established cost and schedule baselines

  • Report logistics performance and identify shortfalls

  • Risk analysis and analysis of alternative solutions

  • Input costs into baseline model to support cost planning, budget projections, and program health assessments

  • Develop and/or modify logistics plans and documentation.


3.17 Supply and Provisioning.

  • Identify additional sources of supply for system level components not available through normal supply channels

  • Technical data packages to provide to prospective manufacturing sources


3.18 Training Support


3.18.2 Professional Development and Training Support.

  • Organizational Learning Strategy development

  • Training Needs Assessment (TNA)

  • Training Gap Analysis

  • Internal/External Environmental Scans

  • Customized organizational training

  • Training program development

  • Training implementation plans/budgets

  • Training metrics/measures

  • Training evaluation



3.19 In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout Support.

  • Productive Ratio analysis



3.20 Program Support.

  • Program support to weapons system programs and projects for all Acquisition Categories (ACAT) including Abbreviated Acquisition Programs (AAP) in every phase of the acquisition life cycle

  • New start programs

  • Milestones decisions, Gate Reviews, and other program reviews

  • Schedule development and management

  • Cost, schedule and performance

  • Budget and Financial Management

  • Risk Management

  • Earned Value Management

  • Acquisition Reporting (DAES, SAR, Dashboard)


3.21 Functional and Administrative Support.


3.21.1 Clerical and Administrative Support.

  • Conference and meetings

  • Defense Travel System

  • Records Management

  • Correspondence, reports, etc.

  • Briefing and Presentations


3.21.2 Analytical and Organizational Assessment Support.  

  • Strategic and long range planning

  • Root Cause Analysis Assessments

  • SCRUM Capability Assessments

  • Operations

  • Roadmaps

  • Processes

  • Best Practices

  • Transition Plans