The National Aerospace Planning Process (NAPP) Integration Project will enhance the operational effectiveness and Command and Control (C2) capabilities for RCAF commanders at all levels by integrating the National Aerospace Planning Process Integration Capability (NAPPIC) application with other RCAF C2 tools, specifically the Unit-Level Tools (FlightPro®), the Aerospace Planning Tool (APT), and the Request for Effects (RFE) application.
The project will create a software environment where information is entered once as close as possible to its source by the primary and authoritative user, and used repeatedly as required.
This reduction in data duplication and multiple data entry will increase data integrity and provide information to decision makers with less staff effort and in a timely manner.
To generate this environment, a system integrator (AFMIS) will be developed and will manage the data flow, replication, and integrity between the RCAF C2 systems.
Currently, the NAPP and C2 processes are conducted through the use of several isolated and independent systems.
AFMIS is a DND-built system that integrates the major applications used in the National Aerospace Planning Process (NAPP).
It is a system that is interoperable where DND can manage or interact with other systems (Owned or COTS), that is resilient and flexible with no single point of failure and where data can be replicated scaled in different data centers as needs change.
Appendix 2 provides a brief overview of the AFMIS environment.
When AFMIS reaches steady state, it will have the following attributes :
In-Service Support 3-Tier Concept . The AFMIS team will support, configure, test, install and provide training for the AFMIS software, as required, as well as ongoing maintenance software releases.
The AFMIS software will consist of various modules as well as some 3rd party software products. The In-Service Support (ISS) services for the AFCCIS capability follows a 3-Tier ISS framework to assure the reliable delivery of services through the life-cycle of the AFCCIS weapon system.
The concept ensures a 24 / 7 on-call response by DND staff to AFCCIS outages anywhere in Canada and around the world, as needed.
Note. Within this 3-tier framework, the ISS organization is the only authorized body that can access Industry for problem resolution through the award of the separate contracts with the OEM, or with specialized Contractor resources.
Training Support. A training program will be developed to encompass both the expanded user base as well as upgrading current users of, but not limited to, the APT, NAPPIC, ULTools and RFE applications with increased functionality of the AFMIS system.
The AFMIS team will plan for the installation, checkout, and training of a cadre of operations and support personnel from each site.
A "train the trainer" concept must be utilized through the use of mobile training teams with follow-up training to be based on the operational tempo.
The AFMIS team will update existing training materials when there are changes to the AFMIS software. The AFMIS team will provide these updated versions to the operations and support and / or administration personnel within thirty (30) business days; and Procedures.
Where appropriate and as approved by the TA, the AFMIS team will utilize and expand upon existing AFCCIS documents, processes and procedures to carry out tasks associated with the following disciplines :
Quality Assurance. The Quality Program consists of an established set of standards, procedures and controls to assess compliance with the AFMIS operational requirements; and
Configuration Management. AFMIS Configuration Management is an activity that integrates the technical and administrative functions of identifying, documenting, controlling, recording and reporting the functional and physical characteristics of the configuration items throughout their life cycle.
All formal AFMIS documentation must come under configuration control after approval and formal acceptance.
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