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ISD                                    we make IT happen             ALMIS Aviation Logistics Management       Information...
ISD                                   we make IT happen             Background• ARSC one of 3 USCG data centers• Support 2...
ISD                                       we make IT happen              Organization• No system can be more integrated th...
ISD                                        we make IT happen                 Software• Buy versus build question is not si...
ISD                                           we make IT happen              Implementation• Formed and invested in implem...
2003 Innovation Expo: (W)e Coast Guard
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2003 Innovation Expo: (W)e Coast Guard

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(W)e-Coast Guard talk from 2003 Coast Guard Innovation Expo in Baltimore Maryland

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2003 Innovation Expo: (W)e Coast Guard

  1. 1. ISD we make IT happen ALMIS Aviation Logistics Management Information System LCDR Dan TaylorUSCG Aircraft Repair and Supply Center Elizabeth City, NC 252.335.6170
  2. 2. ISD we make IT happen Background• ARSC one of 3 USCG data centers• Support 26 Air Stations, ARSC, HITRON, staff elements• Well established business processes• Recently completed 5 year, $12.3M AC&I project to integrate two legacy apps and meet new requirements• ALMIS now a single system with four subsystems
  3. 3. ISD we make IT happen Organization• No system can be more integrated than the people who produce it• Close relationship between government and contractor was a must• Simple processes served us well• Values must be communicated clearly• Investment in our people paid off• Built relationships between developers and customers
  4. 4. ISD we make IT happen Software• Buy versus build question is not simple• User interface leveraged existing business practices• Words and colors matter• Delivered task-oriented online help• Involved customer in deployment strategy• People are subject to Darwin’s theory, not Moore’s law
  5. 5. ISD we make IT happen Implementation• Formed and invested in implementation team• Distant learning yields distant results• Face-to-face initial training at customer site was a must• Taught basic computer skills in many cases• Extensive real world testing prior to fleet- wide rollout• Delivered total solution: hardware, software, training, long term support

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