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Human Systems Integration (HSI)

Integrating human performance considerations into the defense acquisition system can present substantial challenges for Human Systems Integration (HSI) practitioners and stakeholders. The DAU HSI Community of Practice (CoP) provides a unique resource in this pursuit, offering a convenient platform to share knowledge aimed at achieving effective and relevant HSI practice across government, industry, and academia. The HSI COP aims to help stakeholders find knowledge that can be readily applied in practice, including references, standards, templates, lessons learned, and best practices. It also provides a central hub for HSI education and training opportunities, community discussion, tools of the trade, and links to the greater HSI community of stakeholders. Join today! 

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Vince E Deguzman - Community Leader

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OUSD(R&E) SE&A HAWT Wash newsletter - Apr 2024
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The April 2024 SE&A HAWT Wash newsletter

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HSI Points of Contact
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AFIT - SYS 269 Intermediate Human Systems Integration
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MEMORANDUM TO ALL TRAINING FOCAL POINTS 

FROM:  AFIT School of Systems and Logistics 

RE:      SYS 269 Intermediate Human Systems Integration

 

DUE:   1 JUNE, 2024

 

The Air Force Institute of Technology’s School of Systems and Logistics (AFIT/LS) is pleased to announce AFIT’s upcoming offering of SYS 269 at JB Andrews, MD.

  1. COURSE OVERVIEWThis comprehension-level course will help students understand the role of Human Systems Integration (HSI) as part of the systems engineering process in the Requirements, Acquisitions, and Sustainment lifecycle phases.  This is done by answering the questions: “How?” “When?” and “Where?” for HSI.  Graduates will comprehend how HSI is woven throughout the entire lifecycle and where to find technical assistance in order to help Requirements Developers, Acquisitions and Sustainment personnel make timely, effective, and efficient technical and programmatic decisions.

The objectives of this course are for each student to be able to:

  1. Understand the role of HSI as Systems Engineering process
  2. Understand how HSI is applied across the entire system life cycle
  3. Understand tools that can be used to apply HSI considerations across the system life cycle.

There are exercises throughout the course to explore how HSI is incorporated throughout a system’s life cycle.

  1. PREREQUISITE:  SYS 169, Introduction to Human Systems Integration is optional but highly recommended.  It is designed to prepare students for the content that will be taught during SYS 269 (It is an online 4-CLP course, see registration information below).
  2. INTENDED AUDIENCEThe course is targeted for personnel in requirements development, acquisition program offices, test and evaluation, and sustainment (e.g. modifications) of weapon systems.  The content is valuable for program managers, systems engineers, and integrated product team members, as well as others involved in acquisitions.
  3. OFFERING INFORMATIONSYS 269 is a three-day, 21-CLP course being offered at JB Andrews, MD; 11-13 June, 2024 in Bldg 1413 Rm 108. [0800 – 1600 each day]. 
  4. COURSE REGISTRATION:  Visit the AFIT/LS website at  https://aueems.cce.af.mil/sap/bc/ui2/flp/ to register for the class. 
  5. POINTS OF CONTACT:  
    Course Director:  Dr. Mark Roebke,  Cell: 701-429-4418, [email protected]   Training Administrative Team:  DSN 312-785-7777, ext 3164, [email protected]

Discussions / Human Systems Integration (HSI)

Request for Updates to HSI Contract and Requirements Language
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February 29, 2024 - 09:00pm
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HSI and HFE Colleagues.

If you can contribute to this effort, it would be appreciated.  The specifics on this request are as follows.

HSI Contract and Requirements Language:  A recurring technical gap identified by the HSI community is a lack of clear, testable, explicit, and usable language for technical requirements, programmatic requirements, and contract requirements.  Some of these may be derived requirements from policy (e.g., DoDI 5000.95), or some may be simply a reflection of requirements that in retrospect that you WISH had been in place.

  1. Please identify specific HSI/HFE requirements boilerplate language.  This should reflect the actual language that you’d like to see in a contract (it may include “TBD” or Objective/Threshold values).
  2. Identify what HSI domain or domains it relates to
  3. Identify test criteria
  4. Identify test method (Inspection, Analysis, Demonstration, Test)
  5. Indicate also whether you would like to participate in this effort as a writer/reviewer

Initial responses are requested by COB March 22, 2024.  Sooner is appreciated, and later is still accepted.  If you have a larger contribution and need more time, that’s fine, but if you could drop a line indicating the type of content you are generating a response on, that will help us to reserve a place for that content.

Thanks again for any contribution you can provide.

--Daniel

Daniel F. Wallace, PhD

Technical Warrant Holder for: 

   Displays and Human Factors Engineering 

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Warfare Systems Engineering - 05W 

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Request for Updates to MIL-STD-1472H
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February 29, 2024 - 08:54pm
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HSI and HFE Colleagues.

If you can contribute to this effort, it would be appreciated.  The specifics on this request are as follows.

  1. MIL-STD-1472H Change 1 Update:  The current discussions within the Joint HSI standards working group upon this update suggest that the standard is fairly robust at this point and that the next iteration will require relatively minor changes.  As such, it will likely only require a “Change 1” designation.  There are a number of suggested changes already identified, including revisiting the lifting limits guidance, adding a section on display lighting requirements and testing criteria, and a few typographical corrections.  If you have a stake in this standard and/or would be willing to contribute to this effort, please consider the following-
    1. Please review MIL-STD-1472H within your areas of expertise and identify any sections that require changes for the Change 1 edition.
    2. For each suggested edit, indicate whether it is a typo, editorial change, correction (error), or new content
    3. Identify specific paragraphs impacted.  “General” comments will still need paragraph references for context
    4. Indicate also whether you would be willing to participate in this effort as a writer/reviewer 

__________________________________________________

Daniel F. Wallace, PhD

Technical Warrant Holder for: 

   Displays and Human Factors Engineering 

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Warfare Systems Engineering - 05W 

 

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Woods, Mitchel… February 29, 2024 - 08:58pm

Initial responses are requested by COB March 22, 2024.  Sooner is appreciated, and later is still accepted.  If you have a larger contribution and need more time, that’s fine, but if you could drop a line indicating the type of content you are generating a response on, that will help us to reserve a place for that content.

Thanks again for any contribution you can provide.

 

Call for Abstracts - NDIA SED HSI sub-committee - Nov 2022
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October 13, 2023 - 04:56pm
QUESTION
On behalf of the NDIA Systems Engineering Division (SED) Co-Chairs for the , request timelines for abstracts have been extended.
 
 
 
 
25th Annual Systems & Mission Engineering Conference
November 1 - 3, 2022
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorldDeadline Extended!
The abstract submission deadline has been extended to June 17 for the 25th Annual Systems and Mission Engineering Conference 
Co-sponsored by the NDIA Systems Engineering Division, Test & Evaluation Division, and NDIA Integrated Program Management Division, this partnership is critical to the transformation of Systems Engineering. Key areas of opportunity that can benefit from cross-division collaboration include shifting tests earlier in the system development lifecycle, digital engineering, modeling, product line engineering, iterative development methods, and new risk models to ensure system survivability and cyber resiliency.
We look to this community and our extended partners to generate innovative ideas, reinvigorate our commitment to provide critical system capabilities, and ensure U.S. technical capability advantage.
We invite authors of high-quality professional abstracts or tutorials for technical presentation to submit a short summary of up to 5,000 characters. Submissions must fully describe the planned content and how presentations will advance the objectives of the conference and session. All accepted presentations will be delivered at the conference in electronic format; full papers are optional and are not required. Abstracts must be submitted no later than June 17, 2022, via theonline submission page. 
Submithere Save the Date
Mark your calendars and plan to join us for NDIA's 25th Annual Systems and Mission Engineering Conference scheduled for November 1 – 3, 2022, in sunny Orlando, FL. This event brings together defense community members from industry, government, and academia to highlight ways for improving defense acquisition and system performance. We provide an interactive forum for Program Managers, Systems Engineers, Chief Scientists, Specialty Engineers, and Managers. It is not to be missed!
Registration, accommodation, and agenda details are forthcominghere
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The "data" fight
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October 13, 2023 - 04:56pm
QUESTION

Pentagon CIO on the future of DoD’s cybersecurity"... we have got to be a data-led organization. 
... Look at it as a continuum, an ecosystem, all the way from data discovery and collection through how we’re going to store, curate, make sense of that data, unlock that data, and then to run advanced analytics." -- from The Record, who recently sat down with J. Sherman at the Pentagon to discuss his priorities, DoD’s recent cyber- and information technology-related shakeups and his view of the department’s greatest digital threats.  

​What do you think Human Systems Integration can bring to the "data fight".

Read more here.

 

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Call for Abstracts for HFE TAG 74
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October 13, 2023 - 04:55pm
QUESTION
 
On behalf of VTAG 2021 Leadership,
The 2021 Virtual Department of Defense Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group (VTAG) Call for Abstracts is attached and thesubmission site is live:
 
https://usg02.safelinks.protection.office365.us/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fevents.sa-meetings.com%2Fhfevtag21%2F&data=04%7C01%7C%7Cd5724eca780c485f624108d90a325592%7C819abd3a9a7e4ac397fe8f9e558d64d7%7C0%7C0%7C637552033565691596%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=YQda7iDC3dRS9fWBmfcJmLqG%2F7WIEkTj9nwuT7U2cJs%3D&reserved=0
 
Please support widest distribution!
 
 
 
VTAG 2021 will place special emphasis on the theme of "Data Driven Decision Making," however, we do not require abstracts to address this theme. We encourage you to submit abstracts that span contexts, domains, and HFE and Human Systems Integration (HSI) disciplines.
We look forward to another great VTAG and cannot wait to see what this stellar community brings to bear on this cross service challenge.
 
 
IMPORTANT DATES: 
Abstract review process: 21-28 May   |   
Notification of acceptance: 31 May   |   
Final presentation due: 18 June
 
Vr
Marianne Paulsen / Helen Fuller
 
VTAG 2021 Chair / VTAG 2021 Vice Chair
 
For more information, visitDoD HFE TAG website & social media  
 
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HSI in DevSecOps
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October 13, 2023 - 04:55pm
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** Community review and feedback for understanding HSI in the Software Acquisition Pathway for improved UCD and User Experience **

Not only is HSI being considered and tailored to meet the emerging needs of the DOD Adaptive Acquisition Pathways and new policies, there is considerable interest for user experience needs to be incorporated during early Software development activities and Development, Security and Operations (DevSecOps). Activities include software development, testing, user verification and validation exercises, and software deployment and sustainment, with intended or unintended software upgrade needs. 
Herein lies both a challenge and an opportunity for HSI practitioners and professionals to understand and remain an important voice in this field.  How can we as a community communicate HSI value for DevSecOps? What are the guiding definitions and HSI principles that tie into software development for improved user experience?

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Call for Presenters for ​HSI Brown Bag 2022 schedule!!!
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October 13, 2023 - 04:54pm
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Upcoming Schedule and Call for Speakers: We are looking for presenters!  Please contact me if you have a topic you would like to talk about!
                                                     
 
 
We are actively seeking presenters.  If you are interested in presenting a topic, perhaps "trying out" your TAG talk ahead of time- please email me!
Upcoming schedule:
15-Apr-22           Jason Wong and Michael Hricko A Sampling of Human Factors & User-Centered Design at NIWC Pacific                            
22-Apr-22           Mr. Alan Dean   The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence                                                     
29-Apr-22           Dr. Amanda Muller         AI Ethics as a Mechanism for Enabling Human-Machine Teaming                                                     
06-May-22         Mr Ken Robinson (Navy), Mr R Chris DeLuca  (OSD R&E) HSI Policy 5000.PR –Policy Overview, Summary, Staffing update, Key take-aways for HSI Practitioners                                                 
13-May-22         Mr Ken Robinson (Navy), Mr R Chris DeLuca  (OSD R&E) HSI Guidebook –Guidance Overview, Summary, Staffing update, Key take-aways for HSI Practitioner                                                   
20-May-22         No HSI Brown Bag - TAG                                                         
27-May-22         TENTATIVE Sarah Moore             
 
 
 
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Karen Mentel
Human Systems Integration Branch V33, NSWCDD
Office: 540-653-7556
Cell: 540-654-6403
 
 
 
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NASA HSI Handbook
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October 13, 2023 - 04:54pm
QUESTION

​NASA recently published an HSI Handbook as a replacement for the  Practitioner's Guide. You can find it here: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20210010952

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Events / Human Systems Integration (HSI)

APAN Moderator Training (weekly)
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Daily Training Webinar is held every weekday - except Tuesdays - for 60 minutes. TUESDAYS: Required Community Owner Training held on Tuesdays for 90 minutes. NOTE: MODERATORS only have to attend ONE Session; business rules recommend annual refresher. All training begins at the following time: 1200 noon U.S. Eastern Time (Host)

https://community.apan.org/wg/usdre/jhsisc/jhsiwg/outreach/w/wiki/
Applications due for NPS HSI Distance Learning Certificate/MS Programs
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Applications needed for fall enrollment.

https://nps.edu/web/dl/cert_hsi
HSI General Interest Brownbag (hosted by NSWCDD-HSI)
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HSI General interest talks, sponsored by the Human Systems Integration Branch V33, NSWCDD. Typical attendance is 30-50+ pracitioners from across DoD, Industry and Academia. These are help at 0800PST/1100EST. Links provided by invitation (distribution A - D) audience. POC: Karen Mentel, USN NAVSURFWARCEN DAH VA (USA)

Announcements / Human Systems Integration (HSI)

Community Announcement / Human Systems Integration (HSI)
AFIT - SYS 269 Intermediate Human Systems Integration
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MEMORANDUM TO ALL TRAINING FOCAL POINTS 

FROM:  AFIT School of Systems and Logistics 

RE:      SYS 269 Intermediate Human Systems Integration

 

DUE:   1 JUNE, 2024

 

The Air Force Institute of Technology’s School of Systems and Logistics (AFIT/LS) is pleased to announce AFIT’s upcoming offering of SYS 269 at JB Andrews, MD.

  1. COURSE OVERVIEWThis comprehension-level course will help students understand the role of Human Systems Integration (HSI) as part of the systems engineering process in the Requirements, Acquisitions, and Sustainment lifecycle phases.  This is done by answering the questions: “How?” “When?” and “Where?” for HSI.  Graduates will comprehend how HSI is woven throughout the entire lifecycle and where to find technical assistance in order to help Requirements Developers, Acquisitions and Sustainment personnel make timely, effective, and efficient technical and programmatic decisions.

The objectives of this course are for each student to be able to:

  1. Understand the role of HSI as Systems Engineering process
  2. Understand how HSI is applied across the entire system life cycle
  3. Understand tools that can be used to apply HSI considerations across the system life cycle.

There are exercises throughout the course to explore how HSI is incorporated throughout a system’s life cycle.

  1. PREREQUISITE:  SYS 169, Introduction to Human Systems Integration is optional but highly recommended.  It is designed to prepare students for the content that will be taught during SYS 269 (It is an online 4-CLP course, see registration information below).
  2. INTENDED AUDIENCEThe course is targeted for personnel in requirements development, acquisition program offices, test and evaluation, and sustainment (e.g. modifications) of weapon systems.  The content is valuable for program managers, systems engineers, and integrated product team members, as well as others involved in acquisitions.
  3. OFFERING INFORMATIONSYS 269 is a three-day, 21-CLP course being offered at JB Andrews, MD; 11-13 June, 2024 in Bldg 1413 Rm 108. [0800 – 1600 each day]. 
  4. COURSE REGISTRATION:  Visit the AFIT/LS website at  https://aueems.cce.af.mil/sap/bc/ui2/flp/ to register for the class. 
  5. POINTS OF CONTACT:  
    Course Director:  Dr. Mark Roebke,  Cell: 701-429-4418, [email protected]   Training Administrative Team:  DSN 312-785-7777, ext 3164, [email protected]

Community Announcement / Human Systems Integration (HSI)
NSWC-DD HSI Brown bag - Topic: DAU and APAN HSI digital resources demonstration
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Good afternoon everyone!

Please join us Friday 8 MAR from 11-12 ET, for an HSI Brown Bag talk!

This talk is Distro A, and is open for public release.

Presenter: Mr. Mitchell Woods

Title:  DAU and APAN HSI digital resources demonstration

 

Description: The Joint HSI Steering Committee is chartered to support cross-Service sharing of lessons learned and policy improvements for the HSI discipline.  The Joint HSI Working Group has delivered multiple resources to benefit the HSI discipline: 1) body of knowledge; 2) standardization of the practice; 3) workforce development and advancement through a persistent training function; 4) tools, techniques, and methodologies; 5) venues to connect and deliver a consistent message of HSI to practitioners and stakeholders.  This brown bag will summarize the online venues for accessing DoD HSI content at the OSD R&E website, Defense Acquisition University (DAU) and All Partners Access Network (APAN) for the benefit of stakeholders.

 

Bio: Mr Mitchell (“Mitch”) Woods is a Senior Principal Human Factors Engineer with Huntington Ingalls Industries, contract support to the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)), Executive Directorate Systems Engineering and Architectures, for the past six years. He serves as the Executive Secretary to the Joint HSI Steering Committee since 2023, which is the governing DoD HSI working group body. He is presenting today’s topic in conjunction with the level of effort accomplished by the Joint HSI Working Group Capabilities-based assessment (CBA) workstreams since 2018.

 

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OUSD(R&E) SE&A HAWT Wash newsletter - FEB 2024
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the latest February edition of the HAWT Wash is published!

Topics:

-Revised SD-19 Parts Management Guide released

-New Learning assets are available

-Upcoming Events

 

DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release. DOPSR case #24-T-0957 applies. Distribution is unlimited

OUSD(R&E) SE&A HAWT Wash newsletter - FEB 2024
Community Announcement / Human Systems Integration (HSI)
NDIA article - Operating at the Speed of Trust
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Excerpt:  "From improving situational awareness to revolutionizing supply chain management and cybersecurity, the technologies are shaping the future of warfare.

The Defense Department must follow a “design to use” approach to leverage this technology during joint all-domain operations. Each service has different requirements when developing solutions."

 

Read more at:  VIEWPOINT: Operating at the Speed of Trust on the Battlefield of 2030 and Beyond (nationaldefensemagazine.org)

Community Announcement / Human Systems Integration (HSI)
FY23 DOT&E annual report showcases HSI issues
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In FY23, DOT&E published 34 reports summarizing the adequacy of OT&E and LFT&E and a preliminary evaluation or final evaluation of the operational performance of the system. Of the 34 system reports, all included an assessment of test adequacy, 17 provided a final evaluation of operational effectiveness, 16 provided a final evaluation of operational suitability, and 12 provided a final evaluation of survivability. 

Operational Suitability Trends - DOT&E assessed six programs as not operationally suitable and one program as being partially operationally suitable. These seven programs, without exception, experienced shortfalls in reliability, availability, and/or maintainability. Other common suitability limitations included human systems integration challenges related to workload, usability, or training; transportability challenges; and immaturity of the logistical supply system.

Survivability Trends - In FY23, DOT&E reported 25 percent (3 of 12) of the programs to be survivable and 33 percent (4 of 12) to be partially survivable.  Some systems also demonstrated unexpected vulnerabilities to kinetic threats and while operating in a contested electromagnetic spectrum environment.

Read more at:  https://www.dote.osd.mil/Portals/97/pub/reports/FY2023/other/2023annual-report.pdf?ver=d7gusiIrcbYmxM0oDkPSFg%3d%3d

 

 

Community Announcement / Human Systems Integration (HSI)
Curious about how HSI protects the Navy warfighter?
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Human Systems Integration builds the bridge between human interaction and technology. Follow along with three of NSWC Dahlgren's Human Systems Integration subject matter experts to learn about what HSI is, the work they do to engage and inspire young minds with STEM and why HSI is important in keeping our sailors safe. Dr. Haro, NSWCDD HSI Senior Scientific and Technical Manager, leads the conversation and expands on why she's so passionate about incorporating the human need into our system engineering. Dr. Daniel Wallace, from the NAVSEA 05H, shares his passion for safeguarding Sailors through HSI and inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers. Dr. Wallace is the HFE and Display and Control Technical Warrant Holder.

 If you want to learn more about HSI and how it benefits the Navy, LOOK for the newest "Dahlgren Does" episode on our YouTube channel, linked below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiGEp863A4E

Community Announcement / Human Systems Integration (HSI)
DoD HFE TAG #76 -Call for Abstracts
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Department of Defense
Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group

Event dates: 22-26 April 2024

Topic: Balancing Risk and Performance

See attachment for ABSTRACT submission directions.

DoD HFE TAG #76 -Call for Abstracts
Community Announcement / Human Systems Integration (HSI)
SE&A HAWT Wash - Jan 2024
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Topics:

-Congratulations to the 2023 DAW Individual Achievement Award Winners!

-DoDI 5000.97 Published

-Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program

-Save-the-Date! Engineer’s Week 2024

-Upcoming Events

 

SE&A HAWT Wash - Jan 2024

Resources / Human Systems Integration (HSI)

Community Resource / Human Systems Integration (HSI)
HSI Media

See the latest HSI videos!

 

Mr Chris DeLuca (OSD R&E) and Dr Kent Halverson (Aptima)

Human Systems Integration (HSI) DoD Policy and Guidance and FY23 updates on HSI Capabilities-Based 3.22.23 - Defense Acquisition University (dau.edu)

 

Dr Larry Shattuck (NPS)

Joint Human Systems Integration Capabilities-Based Assessment Initiative updates - Defense Acquisition University (dau.edu)

 

Dr Judi See (Sandia National Labs)

Maturation of a Human Readiness Levels Scale - Defense Acquisition University (dau.edu)

 

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HSI Points of Contact

Use the links below to contact your organization's HSI points of contact.

Armed Services

Army HSI Air Force HSI Navy HSI Marine Corps HSI

 

Federal Partners

DHS HSI Coast Guard HSI NASA HSI

 

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HSI Newsletters


 

The latest Human Systems COI newsletter below

https://www.dau.edu/sites/default/files/Migrated/CopDocuments/HS%20COI%20Newsletter%20-%20March%202023%20Edition.pdf


 

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About

Mission

This Community of Practice (COP) serves as a hub for human systems stakeholders across government, industry, and academia to share knowledge for the purpose of developing warfighter-centered systems. The target audience includes all practitioners and stakeholders concerned with integrating human considerations in system development.

Key Features

HSI Knowledge Repository - access to the published HSI Body of Knowledge (BoK); an online library of policy, standards, references, case studies, educational materials, reports, best practices, templates curated by members  
Discussions - discussion forums for collaborative Q&A, idea sharing 
Links of Interest - a curated list of HSI-related communities and resource links maintained by COP members
Education & Training - includes DAU & DoD-affiliate courses and non-DoD entities
Community Events

** An HSI COP Quick Start Guide can be found here.** [insert link]
 

Operation

This site is maintained by COP members and moderated by volunteers from a variety of DoD, government, industry, and academic organizations.

Site ​Moderators

Mitch Woods (co-lead)
​OUSD R&E Advanced Capabilities/Engineering Policy and Systems 

​Mike O'Neil (co-lead)
Naval Postgraduate School

LCDR Tom Annabel
​Medical Service Corps (Navy)

CDR Vincent Deguzman
​Medical Service Corps (Navy)

​Brian Pollock
​Air Force (AFMC)

​Laura Macnamara
​Sandia National Labs (DOE)

Membership

Membership is open to all persons eligible for a DAU account, including DoD employees and Contractors, and non-DoD Employees including other Federal Organizations, Academic institutions, and NATO partners. Joining the COP enables full access to all resources in the community, and the ability to post discussion items and share documents in the Knowledge Repository:

You must:

1. First establish a DAU account. A simplified guide can be accessed here. Please visit https://id.dau.edu/
      -You must provide your direct supervisor by name with email and phone number at Step 6.  For academic institutions, industry and federal partners, please list Mr Chris Barrett ([email protected]) as "Supervisor", who will check with the Joint HSI Working Group for approval of registration.

2. Once your DAU account is enabled, use the join tab at the right of the page.

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HSI Frequently Asked Questions

 

Are commercial standards available?

​Yes!DoD, DOT, DOE, NRC, NASA, and Commercial Standards (e.g. ASTM, SAE) are available. These contain a wide variety of criteria and design paterns based on research and lessons learned for a wide variety of design contexts. Many can be found in the Info/Repository documents section of this community. 
 

What are human performance metrics?

​Human performance metrics include both objective measures (e.g. time on task, error percentage, productivity) and subjective measures (e.g. user insights, surveys, focus groups). Though emphasis is placed on objective data for requirements and verification purposes, these empirical data can be much more useful subjective measures are included to provide context. It is one thing to measure a high percentage of users committing an error for a given task; it is another to understand why - e.g. which specific task or system elements contribute to the error, and how they might be fixed.  
 

What are the benefits of HSI?

If properly applied, HSI results in cost reductions associated with (a) staffing levels and personnel costs, (b) personnel skill levels and the need for special skills, (c) training, (d) lost time due to accidents and injuries, and (e) the costs associated with a need to redesign system user interfaces to meet user needs. 
 

What is included in the HSI domain?

​The DoD agrees on seven domain of HSI including: manpower, personnel, human factors engineering, training, safety and health, personnel survivability, and habitability.  The selection of relevant domains depends on the type of system that is under development.  For example, addressing human performance and safety for the development of ship will involve the use of all the domain areas as HSI practitioners will be concerned with the design of user interfaces, appropriate use of automation, and information is presented in the display, controls, and work stations (HFE), work and living spaces (Habitability), knowledge and skill requirements related to equipment (Training), selection and assignment of skilled personnel (Personnel), that adequate personnel are in place to carry out assigned functions and tasks (Manpower),  minimizing system design features that may result in mishaps that could lead to disability/injury/death (Safety and Occupational Health), etc.  Whereas, when applying HSI to the design of an IT system, HSI practitioners might be concerned with the use of automation, that the right level of information is presented to the user when it’s needed to minimize cognitive workload, the consistency across screens and functions, and that functionality is consistent with user workflows (HFE), Training, and Personnel considerations.  The application of HSI is tailorable for each individual program, and involves a collective and integrated look across the applicable domains in order to make design tradeoffs with the goal of meeting cost, schedule, and performance targets.
 

What does HSI address?

​Similar to logistics, HSI addresses manpower, personnel, training, and safety.   HSI is concerned with the development of requirements for these domain areas, applying human factors engineering design to support these domains, and test and evaluation to assess the effectiveness of the system’s specification of manpower, personnel, training and safety.
 

When should HSI be involved?

​HSI should be involved as early as possible!  Getting HSI practitioners involved as requirements are being written, and before tradeoffs and design decisions are made. This enables human capabilities and limitations to become a fundamental consideration for the system. Thus, changes to the system can be made when it is cost effective to do so - i.e. before detailed design is completed. 
 

Can good HSI training make up for UX?

​No matter how good the training is, it will not compensate for a poorly designed user interface. No amount of training can change fundamental human capabilities and limitations related to sensation, perception, cognition, and innate physical characteristics. Nor can training make up for an ineffcient, ineffective or poorly designed task.
 

How does technology serve humans?

​The human is an essential element of the system, and unless it is truly autonomous (i.e. no human involvement), then human and technology must function together effectively to complete system tasks. Considering the capabilities and limitations of the system's user population is essential, and warrants the same attention and emphasis as system hardware and software concerns.  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Summary. This regulation on Army Human Systems Integration institutionalizes Human Systems Integration standards and best practices as part of the Department of Defense Directive 5000.01 implementation.

Taranto Model-Based Human Systems Integration (2020) [NPS Dissertation]
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The practice of Human Systems Integration (HSI) is a multi-domain activity residing at the confluence of several disciplines. HSI currently lacks an accepted unifying theoretical perspective that joins HSI domain resources in terms of total system performance. Systems engineering (SE) has embraced Model-Based SE (MBSE), which signals the need for HSI to consider the development of Model-Based Human Systems Integration (MBHSI). However, HSI is not currently model based. This dissertation examined the efficacy of General Systems Performance Theory (GSPT) and Nonlinear Causal Resource Analysis (NCRA) to model the human system in terms of performance resource capacity and actual performance, execute accurate performance forecasts, articulate the HSI trade space, and address optimization. A laboratory study using a heterogeneous sample measured human basic performance resource capacities (BPR) across 19 cognitive and psychomotor dimensions, then measured novice pilot performance during a simulated Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach in a Cessna-172. Results indicated moderate to strong agreement between predicted and actual performance scores. Additionally, a quantitative approach to articulating HSI trade space and a methodology for facilitating optimization was achieved. This line of research demonstrates MBHSI is a promising approach to improve the capacity of HSI to communicate with containing systems via proven operations research methodologies.

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Abstract The practice of Human Systems Integration (HSI) is a multi-domain activity residing at the confluence of several disciplines. HSI currently lacks an accepted unifying theoretical perspective that joins HSI domain resources in terms of total system performance. Systems engineering (SE) has embraced Model-Based SE (MBSE), which signals the need for HSI to consider the development of Model-Based Human Systems Integration (MBHSI). However, HSI is not currently model based. This dissertation examined the efficacy of General Systems Performance Theory (GSPT) and Nonlinear Causal Resource Analysis (NCRA) to model the human system in terms of performance resource capacity and actual performance, execute accurate performance forecasts, articulate the HSI trade space, and address optimization. A laboratory study using a heterogeneous sample measured human basic performance resource capacities (BPR) across 19 cognitive and psychomotor dimensions, then measured novice pilot performance during a simulated Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach in a Cessna-172. Results indicated moderate to strong agreement between predicted and actual performance scores. Additionally, a quantitative approach to articulating HSI trade space and a methodology for facilitating optimization was achieved. This line of research demonstrates MBHSI is a promising approach to improve the capacity of HSI to communicate with containing systems via proven operations research methodologies.

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The Human Engineering Systems Analysis Report (HESAR) describes the human engineering efforts conducted as part of the system analysis and provides data resulting from that analysis. The data are used by the procuring activity to evaluate the appropriateness and feasibility of system functions and roles allocated to operators, maintainers, and support personnel. a. This data item description (DID) contains format and content preparation instructions for the data delivered resulting from the work task(s) delineated in the contract statement of work (SOW). b. The DID supersedes DI-HFAC-80745B.

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