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Picture Placeholder: GRANT KORTE
09/15/2021 2:54 PM

​Good day all, 

I am currently building a DMS/MS program. We are developing Lexicon to use throughout the Coast Guard to hopefully build a standard framework. What I am requesting the community possibly help me with is vetting what I have developed. During my DAU training, I have found these terms but as I developed these terms, I have not been able to find the reference.

The terms are below:

 OEM End of Production -  A part of a larger system that is no longer manufactured by the original manufacturer. ​

End of life (EOL) or End of sale (EOS) / End of Production​
Original manufacturers typically begin issuing updates regarding EOL in year 5. The original manufacturer will no longer be producing or selling this product, but third-party maintenance is available for most products.

OEM End Of Support Date –  ​OEM has identified as the date they will no longer support the Product​ 
When the OEM will no longer provide repair services, repair parts, firmware or software updates, cybersecurity patches, etc.​
End of service life or End of support EOSL / End OEM of Support Date​: At this point, the original manufacturer will start to issue EOSL updates. It may also stop issuing support. Now, the product is no longer sold by the manufacturer at all, there will be no more OS updates, and they do not renew support agreements.

Govt Defined Obsolete Part/System – ​
Most often occurs sometime after the OEM EOS Date, when the Government is unable to (afford to) ​
ensure the Product meets Operational Availability (AO), Reliability, or Maintainability requirements;​
A determination that the Product can no longer meet Operational, Functional and Non-functional Requirements: Interoperability, Compatibility (Interface), Security, Performance (bandwidth), etc.; ​
When the Government can no longer to afford to support the Product to meet AO or other Operational Requirements (e.g., RFDS PCBs increased 10x (from $4K to $46K), rendering it unaffordable to sustain).​​

When the LTB (Life Time Buy) the process for purchasing discontinued Components or Products (i.e., those no longer available from Flextronics, a Component Supplier or any other distribution channel) to span Product Life or Support Life requirements, as applicable, for that Component or Product

Thank you all.

Very Respectfully,


9/15/2021 2:54 PMNo
Picture Placeholder: Alexandria Levin
  • Alexandria Levin
01/25/2021 12:02 PM

The Office of the Secretary of Defense Manufacturing Technology (OSD ManTech) Program Office in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)) released its first-ever comprehensive Additive Manufacturing (AM) Strategy in January 2021. The AM Strategy establishes a common vision for the use of this game-changing technology, which is also known as three-dimensional (3D) printing. OSD ManTech, which is under the Strategic Technology Protection and Exploitation (STP&E) Office in OUSD(R&E), crafted the Strategy in partnership with the Military Services and other defense agencies. 


See full article here. 

1/25/2021 12:02 PMNo
Picture Placeholder: DAVID GREINKE
012/11/2019 8:40 AM

DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require contractors and subcontractors to report to the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program certain counterfeit or suspect counterfeit parts and certain major or critical nonconformances.

GIDEP FAR Rule was published Nov 22, 2019 in the Federal Register and is effective December 23, 2019. Required in: contracts for items containing electronics; contracts that include critical safety items; or contracts with higher level quality assurance. Contract clause requires reporting non-conforming or suspect counterfeit items to GIDEP and screening of the GIDEP database for alerts of reported items to prevent incorporation of those items on the production line.

Full details can be found in the Federal Register at the following link:   


12/11/2019 8:40 AMNo
Picture Placeholder: DAVID GREINKE
05/9/2019 7:08 PM

The 2019 Additive Manufacturing Workshop is being sponsored by DoD's Joint Additive Manufacturing Working Group, America Makes Additive Manufacturing for Maintenance and Sustainment Advisory Group, and the Additive Manufacturing for Maintenance Operations (AMMO) Working Group. The workshop is intended for participation by government, industry, and academia/non-profit organizations and will be held at Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center in Crystal City, VA on 18-19, June 2019. 

Thie 2019 Additive Manufacturing Workshop is a follow-up to last year's Business Model Workshop.  This year's workshop will address five foundational aspects of additive necessary for a DoD-wide adoption of this game-changing capability:

  1. Data Standards and Data / Model Sharing
  2. Qualification and Certification
  3. Business Practices and Supply Chain Integration
  4. Workforce Development
  5. DoD AM Policy Development

To participate in the works shop, for more information, and to register please go to:

5/9/2019 7:08 PMNo
Picture Placeholder: DAVID GREINKE
010/16/2018 1:26 PM

The purpose of the DoD Parts Management Program is to establish parts management best practices across DoD in order to increase weapon system availability and reduce total ownership costs.  Selecting preferred parts during weapon system design drives positive outcomes throughout the life cycle of a system.  DoDM 4120.24 states, "Program offices must apply standardization processes to improve parts commonality," and, "should ensure that a parts management process is used to reduce the proliferation of parts and associated documentation." To accomplish these goals we:   

  • Review and revise DoD parts management related policy and guidance
  • Assess the effectiveness of DoD parts management activities across DoD
  • Research, identify, and promote parts management best practices across DoD and Industry
  • Prepare and Publish SD-19 – Parts Management Guide
  • Promote Parts Management education and engagement
  • Establish and pursue DoD – wide Parts Management Strategic Objectives
10/16/2018 1:26 PMNo

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