Original Date: 04/06/1998
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Technical Publications
The Anniston Army Depot’s (ANAD’s) Technical Publications Division supports the Depot’s industrial mission by managing technical data through the development, control, and storage of publications. The division, since its establishment in May 1982, has responsibility for Depot Maintenance Work Requirements (DMWR), technical manuals, and training manuals for major subordinate commands and program offices, as well as shop instructions, process control pamphlets, and Industrial Operation Procedures (IOPs) for ANAD’s maintenance programs. The Army and ANAD both benefit by having a single location for developing and validating the publications, as well as controlling on-site access to technical information. As an example, this division has written and maintained the M1 tank DMWR since the beginning of the M1A1 tank program.
In more recent years, the efforts of the division have been more focused on support of the Depot’s internal technical needs due in part to a reduction in new Army development programs, and a tendency for the Army to contract total logistical support to prime system contractors. The Technical Publications Division is now charged with controlling technical documentation integrity by allowing only current documents to be available for use. These include the Depot’s IOPs and shop instructions which are developed from the customer’s technical requirements (obtained through the Army Materiel Command’s (AMC’s) automated Joint Engineering Data Management Information and Control System), and used by the planners and mechanics in performing the maintenance and overhaul programs.
Most recently, and in compliance with ISO 9002 Quality System requirements, the procedures have been automated and have started to be controlled and distributed through the Depot network. This has greatly improved the configuration integrity of documentation available to shop personnel. Conversion of documents to the standard generalized markup language has also been initiated to conform to the latest military standards guidance for technical publications. These improvements play a key role in strengthening the Depot’s efforts to become certified under commercial and Army quality certification programs, and in assuring the delivery of quality products to the latest technical data configuration.
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