a. Ship and System Acquisition Program
Managers shall :
(1) Identify human factors
requirements in their acquisition plans and ensure that sufficient resources
are available to satisfy these requirements. These requirements start
with program initiation and continue through the test and evaluation phase to
confirm that the ship and its systems, subsystems, and equipment can be
effectively operated and maintained by the associated personnel.
(2) Prepare detailed human factors
program plans in advance of system design and development and update
throughout the acquisition process in accordance with reference (a).
(3) Designate an individual
responsible for coordinating human factors effortsl ensuring that human
factors are adequately addressed in the design, construction, test and
evaluation of the ship or system being acquired; and, supporting the human
factors elements in design reviews and Logistics Review Group Audits.
(4) Require, through Ship Project
Directives as defined in reference (b), that systems being developedfor NAVSEA
by other Systems Commands be developed in accordance with the policy and
procedures of this instruction, and that all human factors requirements,
including manpower, training, human engineering, and life support be
accurately identified and met.