Status of Technical Manuals Specifications and Standards 10/1997
This report covers specifications, standards, and amendments received in the period from 1 August 1997 through 31 October 1997. Special emphasis has been placed on documentation in the category TMSS (Technical Manual Specification & Standards). However, other documents with widespread appeal are also included.
Acquisition and Logistics Support Standards
MIL-HDBK-59B, Cancellation Notice 1, 09/10/97: Continuous Acquisition and Life-Cycle (CALS) Support Implementation Guide.
No superseding document for this CALS guide.
MIL-PRF-49506, 11/11/96: Logistics Management Information.
This new performance specification describes information required by the DOD to perform acquisition logistics management functions. It identifies content requirements for information summaries and format requirement for data products. Appendix B is a data products dictionary for logistics management information. However, the mechanics of delivery (data interchange) are not included in this document.
Information Processing Standards for Computers
MIL-HDBK-9660, Revision B, 09/01/97: DOD Produced CD-ROM Products.
This handbook provides a common format for DOD CD-ROM producers and users to insure interoperability throughout the DOD. It specifies core compact disc fundamentals. Changes from the previous edition are extensive.
MIL-PRF-28002, Revision C, 09/30/97: Raster Graphics Representation in Binary Format, Requirements for.
This is an extensive revision of the specification for delivery of digital, binary formatted raster data to the U.S. Government.
Technical Manuals Specifications and Standards
MIL-P-38790B, Cancellation Notice 1, 07/09/97: Printing Production of Technical Manuals, General Requirements for.
Superseded by MIL-HDBK-38790, below.
MIL-HDBK-38790, 02/24/97: Printing Production of Technical Manuals.
This new handbook represents a status change for the information it contains, since handbooks are for guidance only and cannot be cited as a requirement in a contract. It covers the handling and use of photolithographic negatives, offset plates, direct image and camera-ready copy, reproduction assembly sheets, and printing of Technical Manuals. It retains the fundamental guidance and lessons learned from MIL-P-38790.
MIL-PRF-38793, Revision B, 02/06/96: Technical Manuals: Calibration Procedures - Preparation.
This revision contains extensive changes from the previous issue. The document covers the requirements for preparing technical manuals containing manual or automated calibration procedures. However, it does not apply to calibration procedures written for the exclusive use of the service's primary standards laboratories. The level of detail contained in this performance specification meets JCALS (Joint Computer-aided Acquisition and Logistics Support) requirements.
MIL-PRF-49503, Revision B, 07/17/97: General Style and Format, Test Program Sets for Automatic Test Specification.
This specification covers the requirements for the preparation of operator instructions and operational features required in Test Program Sets (TPS) for all equipment. There is no indication of the extensiveness of the changes.
MIL-PRF-63005, Revision D, 07/31/96: Manuals, Technical: Preparation for Shipment of Army Aircraft.
This document establishes the format and contents of technical manuals for the preparation for shipment of Army aircraft by cargo aircraft, vessel, truck, and helicopter. Changes are extensive.
MIL-PRF-63010, Revision B, 07/17/97: Manuals, Technical: DOD Standard Generator Sets.
This performance specification contains detailed requirements for preparing technical manuals for all DOD standard generator sets or follow-on power sources. There is no indication of how extensive the changes are.
MIL-PRF-63013, Revision E, 07/17/97: Catalogs, Supply: Sets, Kits, and Outfits.
This document covers the requirements for the preparation of Supply Catalogs, an illustrated components list and accountability aid for sets, kits, and outfits (SKO) with the exception of medical supply catalogs. Changes in this issue are extensive.
MIL-PRF-63015, Revision C, 07/17/97: Manuals, Technical: Conventional and Chemical Ammunition.
This specification contains the requirements for the preparation of technical manuals for conventional and chemical ammunition. Changes are extensive.
MIL-PRF-63016, Revision B, 07/17/97: Manuals, Technical: Munitions Equipment.
This document covers the requirements for the preparation of operator and maintenance technical manuals for munitions equipment, including commercial items adapted for military use, specifically designed test, handling, measuring, and diagnostic equipment, and non-explosive equipment that is a separate component of a munitions system. There is no indication of how extensive the changes are from the previous issue.
MIL-PRF-63033, Revision B, 07/17/97: Manuals, Technical: Demilitarization of Surplus Military Items, Preparation of.
This specification contains the requirements for the preparation of technical manuals for demilitarization of surplus military items. There is no indication of the extensiveness of the changes.
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