Q&A: THE JAS SPACE ON DODTECHIPEDIA
By the JASPO Staff
WHAT IS THE JAS SPACE ON DODTECHIPEDIA?
Established in 2008, DoDTechipedia is a secure online collaboration tool provided by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) to support communication and data-sharing among Department of Defense (DoD) teams responsible for collecting, safeguarding, analyzing, and disseminating Defense-related scientific and technical information. With this tool, users can create and edit web pages with an open-editing system known as a wiki. Furthermore, the Joint Aircraft Survivability Program (JASP) now has its own space in DoDTechipedia to share specialized content and news and facilitate information exchange within the aircraft survivability community. The space also serves as a valuable resource to let the broader aerospace community know about current aircraft survivability research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E), modeling and simulation (M&S) tools, training, meetings, and other activities.
WHAT TYPE(S) OF INFORMATION DOES THE JAS SPACE CONTAIN?
The JAS space, which has been growing over the past year, is intended to serve as a source of updated information for the community. Its content ranges from management-level descriptions of JASP’s structure and history to project-level details on many different technologies. Furthermore, planned updates to the tool include additional meeting and project content, as well as the addition of sections to provide feedback on reports, answer surveys, submit queries, etc.
Examples of content currently in the JAS space include:
- Lists of approximately 500 deliverables for JASP-funded projects since 2003 (with report DTIC accession numbers as available).
- Downloadable versions of JASP and Joint Live Fire (JLF) bibliographies, including report citations and abstracts.
- Templates for JASP calls for proposals, statements of work, funding requests, and JAS Program Review (JPR) presentations.
- An aircraft survivability calendar with JASP and community-related events, including conferences, symposiums, and working groups.
- A directory of aircraft survivability specialists.
- Updates on JASP-sponsored M&S efforts (e.g., the BlueMax and SLATE tools’ sections currently showcase detailed entries contributed by model managers).
- Useful links to other websites of interest to the JASP community.
HOW IS THE JAS SPACE DIFFERENT FROM DTIC AND OTHER LIBRARIES AND DATABASES?
The JAS space provides flexible user permissions at a page level, automatic page and file versioning features, and real-time editing. The tool also facilitates coordination across the community by consolidating, in a centralized location, the latest information on what’s been done, what’s being planned, and who’s conducting projects in the field of aircraft survivability.
WHO CAN/SHOULD USE THE JAS SPACE?
While the focus of the content in the JAS space is for the aircraft survivability community, the space is also a useful resource for anyone interested in maximizing the survivability and effectiveness of our aircraft.
HOW CAN THE COMMUNITY BEST LEVERAGE THE JAS SPACE?
Often and interactively! Content and information for the JAS space are sourced through personnel using the wiki. Model managers and JASP project engineers are encouraged to add or update details regarding their tools and technologies as early and often as possible to keep the resource as current and relevant as possible. Other potential contributors can also contact the Joint Aircraft Survivability Program Office (JASPO) to discuss content they would like to see, add, or modify.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR USE?
Access to the JAS space is limited to Federal Government employees and contractors with a DTIC account and access. In addition, some content pages are further limited by the traditional distribution statements (e.g., DoD only, DoD and DoD contractors, etc.).
WHERE CAN THE JAS SPACE BE FOUND?
The JAS space is located at https://www.dodtechipedia.mil/dodwiki/display/JAS/JASP+Home. Note that a JASP space has also been created on the Secret Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) DoDTechpedia for future population.
WHERE SHOULD QUESTIONS ABOUT THE JAS SPACE BE DIRECTED?
DTIC’s DoDTechipedia Team page contains general training and contact information at https://www.dodtechipedia.mil/dodwiki/display/DAT/Welcome+to+DoDTechipedia. In addition, questions or feedback regarding specific JASP space content can be directed to JASPO’s Darnell Marbury at firstname.lastname@example.org.