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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2015. Reliability Growth: Enhancing Defense System Reliability. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18987.
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Appendix B

Workshop Agenda

WORKSHOP ON RELIABILITY GROWTH

Panel on the Theory and Application of
Reliability Growth Modeling to Defense Systems
Committee on National Statistics
National Academy of Sciences

September 22-23, 2011

Holiday Inn Washington Central
Mayor’s Room
1501 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005

AGENDA

Thursday, September 22

8:45 am

Key Issues in Reliability Growth

Frank Kendall, Acquisitions, Technology, and Logistics, DoD; and Michael Gilmore, Office of the Director, Operational Testing and Evaluation, DoD

 
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2015. Reliability Growth: Enhancing Defense System Reliability. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18987.
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9:30 am

Implementation Strategy upon Approval of DoD Reliability Policy DTM 11-003

Andy Monje, Mission Assurance, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering, DoD

 
10:00 am

Review of Reliability Management, Design and Growth Standards Available to DoD and Industry—Reliability Information Analysis Center

David Nicholls, Reliability Information Analysis Center

 
10:25 am

Further Views on GEIA-STD 0009

Paul Shedlock, Raytheon

 
10:50 am Break
 
11:00 am

A View from Defense Contractors

Tom Wissink, Lockheed Martin, and Lou Gullo, Raytheon

 
12:10 pm Lunch
 
1:10 pm

View from Nondefense Contractors

Guangbin Yang, Ford; Shirish Kher, Alcatel-Lucent; and Martha Gardner, General Electric

 
2:20 pm

ATEC [U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command] Reliability Growth Case Studies and Lessons Learned

Mike Cushing, Army Evaluation Center

 
3:15 pm

Defense Experiences

Albert (Bud) Boulter, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center; James Woodford, Chief Systems Engineer, Research, Development, and Acquisitions, U.S. Navy; and Karen Bain, U.S. Navy Air Systems Command

 
4:30 pm Break
 
4:45 pm

Some Software Complications in Reliability Assessment

William McCarthy, Operational Test and Evaluation Force, U.S. Navy, and Patrick Sul, Office of the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, DoD

 
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2015. Reliability Growth: Enhancing Defense System Reliability. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18987.
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5:15 pm

Software Testing

Nachi Nagappan, Microsoft

 
5:40 pm Floor Discussion
 
6:00 pm Adjourn
 
Friday, September 23
 
8:45 am

Testing to Assess Reliability and Other Design Issues for Hardware Systems

E.A. Elsayed, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Rutgers University

 
9:25 am

The DT/OT Gap

Paul Ellner, Army Test and Evaluation Command

 
10:00 am Break
 
10:10 am

Reconsidering the Foundations of Reliability Theory

Nozer Singpurwalla, Department of Statistics, George Washington University

 
10:40 am

Reliability Growth and Beyond

Don Gaver, Operations Research Department, Naval Postgraduate School

 
11:10 am

A New Look at Fix Effectiveness Factors

Steve Brown, Commercial Engineering, Lennox International

 
11:40 am

Various Technical Issues: Open Discussion

Moderator: Ananda Sen, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan

 
12:00 pm Working Lunch (with continuing discussion)
 
1:00 pm Adjourn
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A high percentage of defense systems fail to meet their reliability requirements. This is a serious problem for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), as well as the nation. Those systems are not only less likely to successfully carry out their intended missions, but they also could endanger the lives of the operators. Furthermore, reliability failures discovered after deployment can result in costly and strategic delays and the need for expensive redesign, which often limits the tactical situations in which the system can be used. Finally, systems that fail to meet their reliability requirements are much more likely to need additional scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and to need more spare parts and possibly replacement systems, all of which can substantially increase the life-cycle costs of a system.

Beginning in 2008, DOD undertook a concerted effort to raise the priority of reliability through greater use of design for reliability techniques, reliability growth testing, and formal reliability growth modeling, by both the contractors and DOD units. To this end, handbooks, guidances, and formal memoranda were revised or newly issued to reduce the frequency of reliability deficiencies for defense systems in operational testing and the effects of those deficiencies. Reliability Growth evaluates these recent changes and, more generally, assesses how current DOD principles and practices could be modified to increase the likelihood that defense systems will satisfy their reliability requirements. This report examines changes to the reliability requirements for proposed systems; defines modern design and testing for reliability; discusses the contractor's role in reliability testing; and summarizes the current state of formal reliability growth modeling. The recommendations of Reliability Growth will improve the reliability of defense systems and protect the health of the valuable personnel who operate them.

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