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    When I search for GEIA 0007, I find it under TechAmerica handbook, where it says you have to pay to access the standard. Does DOD or USAF pay for access to this standard for us to use it? and where can I get electronic access? I found the reference in a previous ask a professor question, but it takes me to the TechAmerica page which again required you to buy access.


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    While the use of commercial standard TechAmerica/ANSI GEIA-STD-0007-A, Logistics Product Data (http://www.techstreet.com/standards/techamerica/geia_std_0007_a?product_id=1723466) and it's accompanying TechAmerica/ANSI GEIA-HB-0007, Logistics Product Data Handbook (http://www.techstreet.com/standards/techamerica/geia_hb_0007_a?product_id=1680426)are not mandated for DoD Supportability Analysis, they are a potential reference to be considered. TechAmerica/ANSI GEIA-STD-0007-A costs $282 per copy, and cannot is currently being revised, with a Rev B in development, potentially requiring purchase of the new version when issued. The accompanying handbook costs an additional $282, meaning purchase of both would total $564. Users who also needed copies of the related TechAmerica/ANSI GEIA-STD-927-A, Common Data Schema for Complex Systems, costs $75 per copy, meaning total of all three would be $639. While we are not aware of any DoD or the Air Force arrangements to fund purchases of these documents, we do understand  the Army has in fact arranged for a blanket multiple-use agreement for Army Materiel Command (AMC) organizations.


    Electronic access does not appear to be available according to the website. Purchased copies appear to be available in downloadable PDF, CD-ROM, or printed versions, and it is our understanding these are not authorized for multiple copies to be made.


    According to the TechAmerica website at http://www.techstreet.com/standards/techamerica/geia_hb_0007_a?product_id=1680426,
    the “ handbook is intended to provide additional information on the use and tailoring of the data in GEIA-STD-0007. The standard provides a new approach to Logistics Support Analysis Record (LSAR) (i.e., MIL-STD-1388-2B) data with emphasis on data transfer (e.g., XML Schemas) versus data storage (e.g., relational tables). GEIA-STD-0007 identifies the range of logistics product data that is generated during the development and acquisition of a system or end item. It does not prescribe the supportability analyses required to generate logistics product data. How the data is generated via analysis techniques/tools, how it is stored and processed, and how the data is used to generate specific logistics support products, is left to the performing activity. GEIA-STD-0007 is a data transfer standard implementing the logistics data concepts of GEIA-STD-927, Common Data Schema for Complex Systems.” It goes on to state that “GEIA-STD-0007 provides a comprehensive list of data elements that can be generated as a result of the supportability analysis conducted during the design, development, and initial fielding of a system or end item. It captures information related to logistics design requirements, reliability and maintainability, system safety, maintenance engineering, support and test equipment, training and training devices, manpower and skills, facilities, transportation, supply support, and parts packaging. The volume of data generated is driven by the engineering level of effort that will be expended in each of the previously mentioned areas (e.g., if existing facilities are used then no facilities data would be generated under GEIA-STD-0007). This volume of data is also tempered by the hardware level of indenture that engineering analysis is required to be performed (e.g., contract maintenance to the engine level). The most important aspect of the data in GEIA-STD-0007 is that it is used to generate the logistics support products (e.g., operator and maintainer manuals, supply support lists, training programs for operators/maintainers, etc.) required to sustain a system or end item.”

    Recommend contacting TechAmerica directly to discuss the feasibility of broader use options other than purchase of individual copies. TechAmerica is located at 601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, North Building, Suite 600, Washington DC 20004, their phone number is (202) 682-9110, and their website is http://www.techamerica.org/.

    See also related Ask-a-Professor (AAP) question at https://dap.dau.mil/aap/pages/qdetails.aspx?cgiSubjectAreaID=7&cgiQuestionID=114730


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