Original Date: 05/23/1994
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Software Controlled Configuration Management
Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Keyport converted from manual paper files to a digital maintenance control system called the Technical Data/Configuration Management System. Originally developed by Oracle, Keyport took over final development and maintenance of the system to meet its changing needs and adopt MIL-STD-2167 processes. The previous manual paper system required large storage space, manual Engineering Change Proposal drawing tracking, and a rigid plan structure. The new digital system tracks drawings, top down breakdown structures, change documents, and generates sequential, indentured baseline, Configuration Control Board, and Technical Review Board reports.
Keyport uses a custom built, Oracle Version 6 software database run on a VAX system for all configuration management items. Change Proposals, Notices of Revision, and Request for Deviation or Waivers are easily implemented, and the low level drawings affected by these changes are also automatically updated. The Technical Data/Configuration Management System can be accessed by workstation terminals for assembly and repair purposes, thereby providing the user with the most updated drawings. The system is not limited to configuration management functions, but also contains auto report generation utilities, standard auto data load tools, and remote database access through NAVNET.
The Technical Data/Configuration Management System has allowed Keyport to track multiple independent baselines, maintain a flexible control system, and provide accessibility by local and remote or off-station users.
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