Government-Industry Data Exchange Program GIDEP as a Resource. Presentation for the Code 300 Orientation April 20, 2011. Presented by: Michael J. Sampson, Alert Coordinator Manager, EEE Parts Program NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD 20771 Code 300 Phone: 301-614-6233
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Government-Industry Data Exchange Program
GIDEP as a Resource
Presentation for the Code 300 Orientation
April 20, 2011
Michael J. Sampson,
Manager, EEE Parts Program
NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD 20771
Policy Letter No. 91-3 Reporting Nonconforming Products
4. Policy. Agencies shall review existing programs or, where necessary, establish new programs to assure the quality of purchased products and materials. Information shall be exchanged among agencies about nonconforming products. The existing Government/Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP)operated by the Department of Defense will serve as the central data base for receiving and disseminating information about such products.
April 9, 1991
GIDEP Sponsoring Agencies
NASAUS Army US Navy US Air Force
Defense Logistics Agency Defense Contract Management Agency
Department of Energy Canadian Department of National Defence
SMA Deputy Director
SMA Associate Director
Alert: A GIDEP document that reports a problem with parts, components, materials, specifications, software, manufacturing processes, or test equipmentthat can cause a functional failure. Example:
Safe-Alert: A GIDEP document that reports a non-conforming item, product or situation that creates a safety hazard for personnel or equipment. Example:
GIDEP Safe-Alert AYZ-S-11-01 (March, 2011): A Materials Engineering Lab analysis of the failed nuts indicated intergranular cracking due to either Hydrogen Embrittlement or Stress Corrosion Cracking.
Problem Advisory: A GIDEP document that reports a problem with parts,components, materials, manufacturing processes, specifications, software, manufacturing processes, or test equipment that has an unknown or low probability of causing problems for other users. Example:
Metal Foil Resistors (August, 2009): The GSFC created a GIDEP Problem Advisory on a widely used metal foil resistor after a major project had an intermittent open failure on flight hardware.
Agency Action Notice: A GIDEP document that redistributes problem information issued by a Government Agency to GIDEP participants. Example:
Fluke T2 Safety Notice and Recall October, 2009): The US Department of Energy issued this notice on a Fluke T2 tester that “locks up” in certain applications.
Alerts and Advisories are VERY Effective Methods for Communicating Lessons Learned