Original Date: 01/23/1995
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Nuclear Waste Management Program Administrative Information Management System
The Administrative Information Management System (AIMS) is an integrated network of databases which function to provide project management information to technical projects within the Nuclear Waste Management Program. Historically, databases existed in stovepipe standalone systems with no central architecture design to incorporate resources. What existed before was multiple stand alone databases and multiple database products. System design and requirement assessments were started in 1988, and the current system uses relational databases containing records, training, controlled documents, technical report tracking/references, work breakdown structure, and quality assurance programs. Integration of the data files is accomplished through a common link to a personal database, which ensures that staff demographics referenced in each database are current and in a consistent format.
AIMS has enabled timely retrieval of information for management decision support, as well as provided a mechanism by which projects can control compliance with customer requirements and respond rapidly to customer information. Features and benefits are:
Improved communication/maintenance of administrative information, Compliance with regulatory/ licensing reporting requirement,
Reduction of data redundancies, inconsistencies, gaps, and
Increased reporting flexibility and response time to service customers.
Changes were implemented using Informix RDMS and a SUN Unix Platform. Connectivity was installed and implemented to all customer organizations to ensure effective communication. Several customers are being represented and are end users of the AIMS. Benefits obtained to date include higher quality of information management, increased support of customer requirements, as well as support for audits and surveillances. Management now has capabilities to use performance metrics and has reduced staff impacts for greater productivity.
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