Service Experience

The Edwards Team brings depth and breadth to support the SeaPort-e program in 11 functional areas (FAs), as presented in the following table. Below the table is a detailed description for each of the 11 functional areas supported by the team.

  Functional Area Edwards Team
3.2 Engineering, System Engineering, and Process Engineering Support X
3.5 System Design, Documentation and Technical Data Support X
3.6 Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support X
3.10 Configuration Management (CM) Support X
3.11 Quality Assurance (QA) Support X
3.12 Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance, and Information Technology Support X
3.14 Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support X
3.18 Training Support X

 3.2 – Engineering, System Engineering and Process Engineering Support

This functional area supports the application of engineering disciplines to technically support development of new and existing Naval capabilities and systems, technical support development of significant alterations to existing systems, support integration and interface of existing equipment or software into different applications or platforms to support the warfighter, and support evaluation of foreign or non-developmental systems, equipment, and technologies. This functional area also includes all support required within the area of environmental engineering of U. S. Navy weapon systems and base related infrastructure.

 3.5 – System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support 

This functional area involves the engineering effort required to prepare and ensure the detailed technical data documentation necessary to support system development reflects the latest design, configuration, integration, and installation concepts. Technical documentation may be in the form of paper, electronic (digital) or interactive computer systems.

 3.6 – Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support 

This functional area consists of applying the engineering and scientific disciplines to perform technical analysis, technically support development, or selection of hardware and computer software; or modification to existing hardware and software for systems, test facilities, or training facilities. It also includes software engineering efforts and programming support required to technically support software implementation in systems, sub-systems, and components utilizing computers, electronics, and software. Planning, designing, coding, testing, integrating, supporting, and delivering algorithms, software (source code and executable code), computer programs are the inherent activities of this functional area. Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) solutions and product modifications (e.g., software tools, licensing, and associated hardware) are within the scope of this functional area.

 3.10 – Configuration Management (CM) Support 

This functional area consists of applying engineering and analytical disciplines to identify, document, and verify the functional, performance, and physical characteristics of systems, to control changes and non-conformance, and to track systems and platforms configurations.

 3.11 – Quality Assurance (QA) Support 

This functional area consists of applying engineering and analytical disciplines to ensure that the processes and products used in the design, development, fabrication, manufacture and installation result in quality products.

 3.12 – Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology (IT) Support 

This functional area consists of providing information system software analysis, requirements definition, design, development, test, modification, installation, implementation, quality assurance, training, and documentation to meet programs and management evolving data storage and reporting needs.

 3.14 – Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support 

This functional area consists of the application of engineering, scientific, and analytical disciplines necessary to ensure that developed platforms, systems, and war fighting capabilities have been properly tested and that joint interoperability requirements have been fully met at all levels of their life cycle.

 3.18 – Training Support

This functional applies the engineering and analytical disciplines required to ensure the warfighter and technical support community has adequate instruction resulting in attaining and retaining knowledge, skills, and attitudes regarding the platforms, systems, and war fighting capabilities they operate and maintain. Professional Development and Training Support includes organizational development and process improvement training activities. This functional area consists of information dissemination, as well as the development and facilitation of training for the Navy and Marine Corps workforce related to organizational development and process improvement initiatives.

 3.20 – Program Support 

This functional area consists of applying the business, financial management, and technical disciplines required to support planning, organizing, staffing, controlling, and leading team efforts in managing acquisition programs. This functional area represents an integration of a complex system of differing but related functional disciplines that must work together to achieve program goals through development, production, deployment, operations, support, and disposal.

 3.21 – Functional and Administrative Support

This functional area consists of clerical and administrative support required for seamless operation of offices and support functions. This area also includes support of personal property management functions. This functional area also has analytical and organizational assessment support functions, Human Capital Strategy processes and programs, organizational development efforts and organizational process improvement efforts.

Organizational assessment, infrastructure assessment, financial management, process engineering, business (as well as technical and non-technical disciplines) support development and implementation of the MEO. This functional area includes offering recommendations for technology infusion, capital investments, organizational structures, staffing and lean performance execution processes, and metrics.

 3.22 – Public Affairs and Multimedia Support 

This functional area consists of supporting organizations as it relates to strategic counsel, planning and execution of communication as a function of command goals and requirements for informing and promoting the successes of the organization both to external/internal media. Public Affairs organizations oversee the development, implementation, and execution of the command communication strategy, planning, and tactics for enterprise and national-level initiatives across all target audiences. This area also includes support in the development of multimedia documentation to support Command communication goals; support for development of strategic communication plans to include metrics, technical writing services, message/brand development, visual media to include still, video and multimedia, and other public affairs services.