This handbook is intended to provide additional information on the use and tailoring of the data in GEIA-STD-0007. The standard provides a new approach to Logistics Support Analysis Record (LSAR) (i.e., MIL-STD-1388-2B) data with emphasis on data transfer (e.g., XML Schemas) versus data storage (e.g., relational tables). GEIA-STD-0007 identifies the range of logistics product data that is generated during the development and acquisition of a system or end item. It does not prescribe the supportability analyses required to generate logistics product data. How the data is generated via analysis techniques/tools, how it is stored and processed, and how the data is used to generate specific logistics support products, is left to the performing activity. GEIA-STD-0007 is a data transfer standard implementing the logistics data concepts of GEIA-927, Common Data Schema for Complex Systems.
GEIA-STD-0007 provides a comprehensive list of data elements that can be generated as a result of the supportability analysis conducted during the design, development, and initial fielding of a system or end item. It captures information related to logistics design requirements, reliability and maintainability, system safety, maintenance engineering, support and test equipment, training and training devices, manpower and skills, facilities, transportation, supply support, and parts packaging. The volume of data generated is driven by the engineering level of effort that will be expended in each of the previously mentioned areas (e.g., if existing facilities are used then no facilities data would be generated under GEIA-STD-0007). This volume of data is also tempered by the hardware level of indenture that engineering analysis is required to be performed (e.g., contract maintenance to the engine level). The most important aspect of the data in GEIA-STD-0007 is that it is used to generate the logistics support products (e.g., operator and maintainer manuals, supply support lists, training programs for operators/maintainers, etc.) required to sustain a system or end item.