Original Date: 04/29/2002
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Using the Coast Guard Intranet to Push & Pull Information
With the advancement of web technology, Engineering Officers of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter fleet who are planning depot work can now view the latest Cutter Class Maintenance Plans and listings of managed work items for their cutter class, search on-line specifications by cutter class or key word, cannibalize historical work items, and submit well documented work lists, all more efficiently and cost effectively.
As web technology has developed and continues to grow, the Maintenance and Logistics Command- Atlantic (MLCLANT) has taken advantage of the developments to improve the efficiencies of the organization and its mission. Prior to the development of the Coast Guard Intranet system, preparing for shipyard repair availability was labor intensive and inefficient. An Engineering Officer aboard a cutter had access to only their own cutter’s old specifications. Nothing was readily available to assist in developing a work list (WL) and Current Ship Maintenance Project (CSMP) that listed all maintenance items required to be performed. Other specifications and recurring maintenance lists were located either at portside (within the Engineering Command Office at the Naval Engineering Support Unit [NESU]) or elsewhere.
With the development and continued expansion of the Coast Guard Intranet system, all information that is cutter- related and specific, as well as standard specifications, Cutter Class Maintenance Plans (CCMPs), Long-Range Maintenance Plans, guides, forms, tutorials, and discussions of frequently encountered technical issues are now available to the entire Coast Guard organization 24/7. Maintenance technologies and philosophies continually change, so a means of conveying current policy and practice becomes imperative. This information is necessary for the Cutter Engineering Officer to effectively perform his duties.
By effectively implementing web technology, MLCLANT delivers guidance in an entirely new way, resulting in an enormous impact on overall productivity. Guidance can be instantly cross-referenced through a boundless number of hyperlinks and separate link pages suiting individual audiences and making the guidance more accessible and palatable for everyone.
MLCLANT uses the Intranet to push information out to their customers and also to pull information from them, allowing Engineering Division personnel to easily take advantage of and incorporate lessons learned from customers into future packages and share them with others.
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