Original Date: 07/10/2000
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Best Practice : Level I/SubSafe Verification Program
In 1994, the Naval Sea Logistics Center, Detachment Portsmouth developed the Level I/SubSafe Verification Program as a single, windows-based inspection information system. The program provides users with a paperless storage and retrieval system to verify part inspection information for Level I material prior to shipboard installation.
Previously, the Department of the Navy (DON) lacked a documented, paperless automated system for critical application parts. In 1994, the Naval Sea Logistics Center (NSLC), Detachment Portsmouth developed the Level I/SubSafe (L1/SS) Verification Program as a single, windows-based inspection information system. This program provides users with a paperless storage and retrieval system to verify part inspection information for Level I material prior to shipboard installation.
The L1/SS Verification Program features a windows-based interface that facilitates the secure storage and retrieval of critical part inspection information. Upon receipt of critical parts, inspections (e.g., chemical, material properties, dimensional) are performed and documented on paper as well as in the paperless L1/SS Verification Program. Pedigree information is then available to the end user (e.g., shipyards, naval bases, Fleet activities) to independently access inspection results, and verify that material is certified and ready for shipboard installation. L1/SS Verification Program software is distributed to authorized users, allowing independent verification of inspection data by the end user. As a result, the number of shore and Fleet activity technical assistance calls were reduced from 6,000 in 1994/1995 to 2,400 in 1999 with a 50% reduction in required staff.
Funded by the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition (ASN RDA), the L1/SS Verification Program has been deployed and will be expanded with the integration of a web-enabled application by the end of 2000. End users will be able to obtain inspection information anywhere in the world via web access. NSLC, Detachment Portsmouth offers the only paperless and automated part inspection record storage and retrieval system to the shore and Fleet communities. L1/SS Verification Program information is also being shared across government and industry.
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