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The purpose of the Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) Engineering Community of Practice (CoP) is to help the R&M workforce plan and execute a comprehensive R&M program using an appropriate strategy consisting of engineering activities, products, and digital artifacts. This community encourages collaboration, provides links to DAU R&M Engineering courses, and hosts the R&M Engineering Management Body of Knowledge (BoK). Users of the BoK will find helpful links to other R&M resources that provide detailed "how to" examples and mathematical models needed to perform R&M engineering activities. The R&M Engineering Management BoK is an acquisition tool focused on the R&M Engineering activities needed to deliver reliable, maintainable, and supportable capabilities to the warfighter. 

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​An extensive listing of DoD Engineering references for Program Offices can be found at the Systems Engineering and Architecdture Website. This site also includes information on:

  • Systems Engineering Community of Practice
  • International Council on Systems Engineering
  • Recent Systems Engineering and Architecture (SE&A) Policy and Guidance New Releases

The Adaptive Acquisition Framework (AAF) site seeks to integrate the content from the major policies and guides into each of the acquisition pathways.  These documents are found at Acquisition Policies and Guides | Adaptive Acquisition Framework (dau.edu)

DoD Directives and Issuances can be found at Directives Division (whs.mil)

The DAU Glossary, also referred to as the Glossary of Defense Acquisition Acronyms and Terms, reflects most acronyms, abbreviations, and terms commonly used in the systems acquisition process within the Department of Defense (DoD) and defense industries. It is found at Defense Acquisition Glossary (dau.edu).

The DAU ACQuipedia Library contains approximately 470 articles related to DoD acquisition.  Many of these articles support R&M Engineering, to include:
  • Capability Development Document (CDD)
  • Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis
  • Fault Tree Analysis
  • Maintainability Attribute KSA/APA
  • Mean Downtime
  • Reliability Growth
  • Reliability Key System Attribute (KSA)
  • .... and many more!
The DLA Assist Database is a repository of defense and federal specifications and standards, commercial item descriptions, data item descriptions, and related technical documents.

Also click on the "R&M Policy" tile found at the R&M Engineering CoP Homepage for more resource ideas.

Below are the list of relevant DAU R&M Engineering courses.  Click to see the info page.   There is a link in the upper right to "Apply for the Course".

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R&M Policy & Guidance


The Adaptive Acquisition Framework (AAF) is a set of acquisition pathways to enable the workforce to tailor strategies to deliver better solutions faster. The AAF website provides many policy and guidance documents important to the implementation of R&M Engineering during system acquisition.

Also see "Pages - R&M Resources (dau.edu)" within this CoP for additional sources for DoD R&M policy and guidance.

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Integrating R&M Throughout the Digital Engineering Ecosystem

The Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) attracts leading Reliability and Maintainability experts from across industry, academia, and the U.S. Government. This has been an annual event since the 1950s alternating between east and west coast areas of the US. RAMS generates peer reviewed technical papers that are published in the IEEE Xplore each year (paper presentations NOT released by RAMS, only from authors). The topics are based from RAMS fields of study (approximately 35 topic areas). Many Doctoral Candidates use this symposium for their PhD pursuits. 

The DoD Government and Industry community participates in this forum each year through participation in the Board of Directors, Management Committees, presenting papers, and hosting an interactive session that features a panel of senior reliability experts representing the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), NASA, and Industry. This "reverse panel" session is sponsored by the Director, Specialty Engineering from the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering within the U.S. DoD. Typically over 100 people attend this session and lively debate is encouraged.  

The 70th Annual Reliability & Maintainability Symposium (RAMS®) will be held at The Clyde Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA during the week of January 22–25, 2024. 

The theme for RAMS® 2024 is “Integrating R&M Throughout The Digital Engineering Ecosystem”. With the ongoing shift to a digital engineering approach, a Digital Engineering Ecosystem enables stakeholders, whether from government, industry, and/or academia, to work collaboratively and securely within and through a digital environment using shared knowledge and resources across the lifecycle from concept to disposal. R&M engineering and data is one of the essential artifacts within the Digital Engineering Ecosystem to be shared with stakeholders for the data-driven acquisition, development, and operations. There is an urgent need to effectively and efficiently integrate R&M engineering and data utilizing all the techniques discussed in prior RAMS® including utilizing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) with Big Data and digitally transforming data into model-based system engineering.

If you wish to present a paper, presentation or tutorial at RAMS® 2024, now is the time to begin your preparation. The paper must represent your original work and should not be published or presented in any other
journals or conferences. Presentations must be based on the conference theme and topic areas above. Tutorials must address broad areas of interest in reliability and maintainability engineering.
If interested submit your abstracts via rams.org and the abstract submission process open from March 1, 2023 until April 30, 2023.


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Failure Definition & Scoring Criteria (FD&SC) Support
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​I am supporting a mid-tier acquisition program which is looking into developing FD&SC from the government perspective.  There needs to be the right amount of documented criteria (not too broad and not too shallow).  Does anyone have any examples of FD&SC used on programs and/or can provide assistance on how to ge this effort started?

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Bob Beauregard

NSWC Corona Division

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Content Author… August 15, 2023 - 08:41am

I'll email a copy of the NAVAIR Reliability Maintainability Review Board (RMRB) charter development. It might be useful. 

Content Author… June 22, 2023 - 11:00am

https://nij.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh171/files/media/document/draft-failure-definitions-and-scoring-criteria.pdf

Content Author… June 22, 2023 - 10:59am

chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/https://nij.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh171/files/media/document/draft-failure-definitions-and-scoring-criteria.pdf   


example from Jun 2016 may give you a starting point.

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Are there any lessons learned on gudiance on the value of HALT in development programs. ​

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Digital Engineering R&M Data Flow
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Have you had a chance to review the Digital Engineering R&M Data Flow yet? Please let us know what your thoughts are. Does this view of data flow ​provide value to you or your program? Is there missing data elements? How would you like to see this changed or improved?

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Content Author… October 7, 2022 - 02:28pm

Tim,  Is there a plan to do a walk through of the diagram?​

Content Author… October 4, 2022 - 04:30pm

​This aligns well with several of the Product Lifecycle views we have socialized.  I do recommned one area for improvement.   Where "Sensor Design" is used, change it to something like Health Managment System (HMS) Design.  Sensor can be easily limited to sensor produced data as opposed to systme product produced data for HM.

Content Author… October 4, 2022 - 04:14pm

Would be great to show where AI and ML could be used for data fusion between maintenance data and sensor data.​

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Instantiating Digital Engineering into DAU ENG08XX R&M Engineering Courses
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​If you completed or are enrolled in ENG0850, ENG0860, ENG0870, ENG0880, or ENG0900 and thought about how digital engineering could help you with R&M engineering activities please reply and share your (non CUI, distribution A) thoughts.  Topics include data centricity, digital twins, digital system model, digital engineering ecosystem, to name a few.....

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Please submit ideas for improving this Community.
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December 17, 2021 - 03:04pm
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Provide some specific feedback to make the R&M Engineering CoP more useful to the acquisition community.

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Content Author… December 22, 2021 - 02:22pm

Need to add some the active MIL-HDBKs related to R&M Engineering

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ENG0900 R&M Engineering Interface with Product Support
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​R&E Systems Engineering and Architecture with A&S Product Support, along with R&M Engineers and Life Cycle Logisticians are developing a new course that describes the important relationships between engineering and product support. The course is expected to be deployed by DAU in FY23Q2.

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The Digital Transformation of R&M to be discussed at RAMS 2023
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​The 69th Annual Reliability & Maintainability Symposium (RAMS® 2023) will be held at The Florida Hotel and Conference Center, Orlando, Florida during the week of January 23–26, 2023. The theme for RAMS® 2023 is “The Digital Transformation of R&M”. With the advent and emergence of significant data enabled by Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, reliability and maintainability can now be incorporated in the digital engineering design while also improved through the collection and timely analysis of equipment-specific field data and health monitoring systems.

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R&M Engineering Data Flow released for community feedback (Digital Engineering)
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The R&M Digital Engineering Data Flow is available for your review. Please login to download a copy and provide feedback here.

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Department of the Navy releases new SECNAV R&M Engineering Guidebook
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​The SECNAV R&M Engineering Guidebook is structured to provide life cycle information on how to conduct an R&ME program. A balance among capability, availability, reliability, and maintainability provides systems to the warfighter at the most optimized O&S cost to ensure our Fleet’s readiness to support its mission and promote national security.

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New DAU Course: ENG 0850, R&M Engineering Management
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DoD 5000.88, Engineering of Defense Systems now available
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SECNAV R&ME Guidebook Chapter 4 Brief
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The DoN R&ME CoP will brief Chapter 4 of the SECNAV R&ME Guidebook on 6 September from 1230-1400 (Eastern Time).


The SECNAV Reliability and Maintainability Engineering Guidebook (located in the DON R&ME COP Team "Files" tab).

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Attend the June 1 Digital Engineering in Reliability & Maintainability Webinar
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Attend the webinar here: DE in R&M Webinar

With Digital Engineering (DE) becoming a critical component of engineering practices, R&M engineers need to be ready to understand and integrate DE into their daily activities. Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) engineering activities should be properly integrated across all functional areas of a program to implement an effective R&M engineering program. Digital Engineering provides a common platform for this sharing of information and data across the lifecycle. DoDI 5000.88 calls for digital representations of the system as being an integral part of system design. In addition, DoDI 5000.91 includes supportability in the digital authoritative source of truth. To implement these policies, new techniques are in development for the R&M discipline which include current efforts to create a Model Based Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMECA) Data Item Description. The integration of DE into R&M practices also needs to be communicated to the workforce so that they are ready to support R&M in programs. The five R&M courses (ENG0850 through ENG0890) have been reviewed and are in the process of being updated to include the instantiation of digital engineering into R&M engineering activities. ENG0900 "R&M Engineering Interface with Product Support" planned for deployment by DAU by FY23Q4 includes three lessons focused on digital engineering and digital product support. Finally, this webinar will summarize the key tenets of DE and highlight applicability across the acquisition lifecycle.

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​An extensive listing of DoD Engineering references for Program Offices can be found at the Systems Engineering and Architecdture Website. This site also includes information on:

  • Systems Engineering Community of Practice
  • International Council on Systems Engineering
  • Recent Systems Engineering and Architecture (SE&A) Policy and Guidance New Releases

The Adaptive Acquisition Framework (AAF) site seeks to integrate the content from the major policies and guides into each of the acquisition pathways.  These documents are found at Acquisition Policies and Guides | Adaptive Acquisition Framework (dau.edu)

DoD Directives and Issuances can be found at Directives Division (whs.mil)

The DAU Glossary, also referred to as the Glossary of Defense Acquisition Acronyms and Terms, reflects most acronyms, abbreviations, and terms commonly used in the systems acquisition process within the Department of Defense (DoD) and defense industries. It is found at Defense Acquisition Glossary (dau.edu).

The DAU ACQuipedia Library contains approximately 470 articles related to DoD acquisition.  Many of these articles support R&M Engineering, to include:
  • Capability Development Document (CDD)
  • Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis
  • Fault Tree Analysis
  • Maintainability Attribute KSA/APA
  • Mean Downtime
  • Reliability Growth
  • Reliability Key System Attribute (KSA)
  • .... and many more!
The DLA Assist Database is a repository of defense and federal specifications and standards, commercial item descriptions, data item descriptions, and related technical documents.

Also click on the "R&M Policy" tile found at the R&M Engineering CoP Homepage for more resource ideas.

Below are the list of relevant DAU R&M Engineering courses.  Click to see the info page.   There is a link in the upper right to "Apply for the Course".

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The Adaptive Acquisition Framework (AAF) is a set of acquisition pathways to enable the workforce to tailor strategies to deliver better solutions faster. The AAF website provides many policy and guidance documents important to the implementation of R&M Engineering during system acquisition.

Also see "Pages - R&M Resources (dau.edu)" within this CoP for additional sources for DoD R&M policy and guidance.

Policy Links

Guidance Links

Additional Sources of R&M Engineering Policy and Guidance

 

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Integrating R&M Throughout the Digital Engineering Ecosystem

The Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) attracts leading Reliability and Maintainability experts from across industry, academia, and the U.S. Government. This has been an annual event since the 1950s alternating between east and west coast areas of the US. RAMS generates peer reviewed technical papers that are published in the IEEE Xplore each year (paper presentations NOT released by RAMS, only from authors). The topics are based from RAMS fields of study (approximately 35 topic areas). Many Doctoral Candidates use this symposium for their PhD pursuits. 

The DoD Government and Industry community participates in this forum each year through participation in the Board of Directors, Management Committees, presenting papers, and hosting an interactive session that features a panel of senior reliability experts representing the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), NASA, and Industry. This "reverse panel" session is sponsored by the Director, Specialty Engineering from the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering within the U.S. DoD. Typically over 100 people attend this session and lively debate is encouraged.  

The 70th Annual Reliability & Maintainability Symposium (RAMS®) will be held at The Clyde Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA during the week of January 22–25, 2024. 

The theme for RAMS® 2024 is “Integrating R&M Throughout The Digital Engineering Ecosystem”. With the ongoing shift to a digital engineering approach, a Digital Engineering Ecosystem enables stakeholders, whether from government, industry, and/or academia, to work collaboratively and securely within and through a digital environment using shared knowledge and resources across the lifecycle from concept to disposal. R&M engineering and data is one of the essential artifacts within the Digital Engineering Ecosystem to be shared with stakeholders for the data-driven acquisition, development, and operations. There is an urgent need to effectively and efficiently integrate R&M engineering and data utilizing all the techniques discussed in prior RAMS® including utilizing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) with Big Data and digitally transforming data into model-based system engineering.

If you wish to present a paper, presentation or tutorial at RAMS® 2024, now is the time to begin your preparation. The paper must represent your original work and should not be published or presented in any other
journals or conferences. Presentations must be based on the conference theme and topic areas above. Tutorials must address broad areas of interest in reliability and maintainability engineering.
If interested submit your abstracts via rams.org and the abstract submission process open from March 1, 2023 until April 30, 2023.


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Welcome to the R&M Engineering Body of Knowledge (R&M Eng BoK)


The DoD R&M Engineering Management Body of Knowledge (R&M Eng BoK) provides a compilation of R&M engineering activities to be implemented during each major capability acquisition phase. These R&M activities are organized into four functional areas:

  • R&M Engineering Management

  • Systems Engineering

  • Test and Evaluation

  • Procurement

Click here to access the downloadable R&M Engineering Management Body of Knowledge (R&M Eng BoK) PDF document.

The activities within the R&M Engineering Management BoK are structured by major capability acquisition phases and are also relevant to other Adaptive Acquisition Framework (AAF) pathways to include Urgent Capability Acquisition, Middle Tier of Acquisition, and Software Acquisition. More information on the AAF pathways can be found at the Adaptive Acquisition Framework (AAF) Homepage.

The AAF meets the policies and principles that govern the operation of the defense acquisition system as stated by DoD Instruction 5000.02, Operation of the Adaptive Acquisition Framework. The AAF structure provides Program Management with the option to use a single pathway of a combination of pathways to achieve their objectives based on the capability being acquired.


 

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Welcome to the Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) Engineering Community of Practice

The Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) Engineering Community of Practice (CoP) is focused on providing the latest information about the Department of Defense (DoD) R&M Engineering practices to include policy, guidance, information sources, training, and other materials.  Utilization of this CoP will enable collaboration and knowledge sharing.

**Please note that only approved Distribution "A" materials may be posted on this site. Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) is NOT permitted.

Please use this Community to search for references, provide feedback, or make suggestions to improve the availability of information. To get started, click on a tile below.

Please sign in with your DAU credentials to participate in our survey to improve this website! Under the R&M Resources tile we are seeking ideas for additional important R&M Engineering related references and resources.  

Become a Member of this Community!  Add your name by Logging into your DAU account and then click the "Join" button found on the lower right side of this webpage.  If you cannot see a join button, you are already a member and it would be great to reply to the items in the Share an Idea section. All Community Members are defined as volunteers with an interest in the community subject area and a desire to participate and contribute. As such, each member has an opportunity to:

  • Alert the Community Moderator about inaccurate, outdated, irrelevant, or unnecessary content
  • Share knowledge, experiences, and lessons with the community
  • Participate in discussions and responding to questions other may have

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Guidance for the Tailoring of R&M Engineering Data
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Guidance for tailoring to acquire R&M Data in DoD contracts

Advisory Board: R&M Engineering in the Era of Big Data
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Presented at RAMS 2020, Advisory Board Panel

Future Direction of Model-Based Engineering Across the Department of Defense
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Presented at RAMS 2020, NASA Panel

Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Cost (RAM-C) Rationale Report Outline Guidance Training Brief
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Training which assists with the development of the RAM-C analysis

Advancing the State of R&M Engineering Practice
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Presented at the 2021 National Defense Industrial Association Systems and Mission Engineering Conference

RM Engineering Contract Language for the MCA Pathway
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This guide provides sample language for Department of Defense (DoD) program offices to use to incorporate reliability and maintainability (R&M) engineering activities into contracts for the Major Capability Acquisition (MCA) pathway. The guide is a supplement to the R&M BoK and provides recommendations for tailoring the MCA pathway activities and corresponding language to plan for the appropriate R&M for the type of program.

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Supplementary document for the Reliable Software Statement of Work Language Guidance

Reliable Software SOW Guidance
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This document provides the guidance for reliability engineers who are responsible for writing statement of work language for reliability, availability, and maintainability. The guidance is for selecting the relevant tasks for reliable software based on the type and size of the program, current phase of acquisition, and maturity of the software. Released by: Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability Engineering and System Assessment Division Systems Readiness Directorate U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Aviation & Missile Center, Redstone Arsenal

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