AMSAA Center for Reliability Growth (CRG)
Another excellent resource for the life cycle logistics and product support community -- not to mention the systems/sustaining engineering and test & evaluation (T&E) communities -- is the US Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA) Center for Reliability Growth (CRG). According to their website, "the Center for Reliability Growth (CRG) is a joint AMSAA-AEC partnership that works towards improving reliability by providing policy, guidance, standards, methods, tools, and training. In doing so, reliability, materiel/operational availability, and initial operational testing success rates can be increased while support costs and logistics footprint are decreased."
Additionally, “the CRG maintains a collection of key reliability tools, models, and documents. By capturing and archiving actual test metrics/data, the models and tools are validated and improved. The CRG also applies resources to perform reliability or physics-of-failure analyses for select high-impact projects. Additionally, the CRG develops contract language, methodology, policy, and military handbooks & standards. The CRG allows for return on investment, reduced test time, and reduced O&S cost through the use of design-for-reliability activities.”
As a side-note, the AMSAA Center for Reliability Growth (CRG) is also directly accessible from the Army’s excellent Acquisition Lessons Learned Portal (ALLP). The ALLP does require CAC card for access. If you are not already a registered user, encourage you to consider signing up. While the ALLP is an Army site, as you might expect, many of the acquisition lessons learned discussed on the site have implications or potential benefits to acquisition professionals across the DoD.