Leveraging Data Analytics to Support Maintenance and Sustainment Activities

NCMS Project #: 142007

Problem: Today, having the ability to collect, analyze, and interpret the massive quantities of available, digitized actionable data to enhance the speed, quality, and efficiency of maintenance, sustainment, and logistical support of DOD weapon systems is of paramount importance.  The Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE) is seeking to leverage the data it collects and stores to break down barriers across the varied specialized and stove-piped business processes and IT systems that have evolved over time.  The current sustainment system functions, but it regularly requires tremendous manual effort to achieve only marginally effective results.

Benefit: The completion of these tasks will serve as an example to the commercial industry in providing new ways for commercial aircraft, ship, vehicle, medical and construction industries to improve asset maintenance and sustainment using an integrated data environment.

Solution/Approach: The overall objective of the NAE Data Analytics initiative is to integrate the vast array of datasets available to NAE Operations and Maintenance personnel to enhance decision-making at all levels.  The DOD has access to virtually unlimited amounts of data, but this information is largely housed in disparate systems, which inhibits the optimization of resource requirements.  The Enterprise requires the employment of a variety of software tools that cascade across multiple disciplines, traditional work centers and data sources.  The nature of the effort requires the prototypical development of support tools that can incorporate technology changes, allowing the collaborative enterprise to task organize and implement data analytics.  By integrating this information into single-source systems, leadership at all levels will have the ability to collaborate more effectively in order to meet operational requirements.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Improve data-sharing environment
  • Optimize decision-making
  • Decrease operational maintenance and sustainment costs
  • Increase warfighter readiness and lethality

DOD Participation:

  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • Naval Air Systems Command
  • Commander Fleet Readiness Centers
  • Naval Supply Systems Command
  • Defense Logistics Agency
  • U.S. Air Force (observer)

Industry Participation:

  • Andromeda Systems Incorporated
  • Naval Systems Incorporated
  • RTR Technologies
  • Systems Planning and Analysis
  • Razorleaf
  • SaddleButte
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Cost savings
  • Repair turn-around time
  • Maintenance management improvement
  • Improved readiness
  • Reliability improvement

Focus Area:

  • Other