Systems Engineering Seminar

Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP)

Presented by: Michael J Sampson /Code 306

July 13, 2004, 1:00 p.m.
Building 8 Auditorium

Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP),

The purpose of GIDEP (Government-Industry Data Exchange Program) is to exchange technical information and data between government agencies and contractors. This material is primarily composed of failure data on components and materials, including manufacturer data such as supplier corrective action implementations. Other GIDEP information includes calibration reports, Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS), engineering technical reports, lessons learned, and reliability / maintainability reports. Aerospace Engineers, Integration / Test personnel, System Engineers, and System Assurance Managers have historically found GIDEP data very useful in helping to prevent the mis-application of components or the usage of defective components that could cause instrument and satellite failures. The Alert Coordinator, under the OSSMA jurisdiction manages GIDEP at GSFC. The Alert Coordinator's responsibilities include: reviewing the GIDEP database for Alert applicability to the GSFC, distributing Alerts to the projects for impact evaluations under a closed loop system, and investigating part failures for the purpose of determining whether or not an Alert is warranted.



Michael J Sampson has been GIDEP Alert Coordinator for Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) since January 2003. In this role, Mike is responsible for coordinating GSFC responses to GIDEP and Agency Alert and Advisory activities, evaluating problem occurrences for possible Alert or Advisory action and aiding in the development of GSFC generated GIDEP Alerts or Advisories and NASA Advisories. His primary function is co-Manager of the NASA EEE Parts Program but he also manages the NASA Workmanship Standards initiative. In these roles, he manages cross-Agency activities that evaluate new and emerging EEE part technologies, and share information and develop tools for Workmanship and EEE parts assurance. Mike joined the GSFC Parts Branch in 1994 as a capacitor specialist and later became a general passive parts specialist. Before joining NASA, Mike spent five years as a support contractor providing expertise in capacitor and resistor technologies. In addition, Mike has over twenty years of engineering experience in the capacitor business. Mike gained his Higher National Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in England before moving to the United States in 1976 and his MSc in Engineering Management from the University of Maryland in 1999.


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