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  • AF Policy Directive 90-9: Operational Risk Management, 1 April 2000
  • AFI 90-901: Operational Risk Management, 1 April 2000
  • AFMC Instruction 90-902: Operational Risk Management, Dec 2007

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    The cognitive and physical capabilities required to be able to train for, operate, maintain, and sustain material and information systems.


    • Was a truly representative sample of the target population must be used during T&E to get a proper measure of system performance?

    • If aptitude constraints affect system use, can they be identified?

    • Has a Target Audience Description been defined (qualifications of the users, operators, maintainers, and support personnel)
      • Inventory, force structure & standards of grade authorizations
      • MOS description
      • Biographical information
      • Anthropometric data
      • Physical qualifications
      • Aptitude descriptions
      • Skills & knowledges
      • Task performance information
      • Skill grade authorization
      • Physical profile (PULHES)
      • Security clearance
      • Reading grade level
      • Does the target audience have new considerations (more civilians, more females, fewer high school graduates)?

    • Have the knowledge, skills and abilities required by the new system been identified and documented? Compared against the aptitudes which the target audience possesses? Examples:
      • Are there any aptitude-sensitive critical tasks? Is it likely that personnel in the TAD can perform the critical tasks of the job?
      • Have physical limitations for system personnel been determined? (color vision, acuity, hearing, and others)
      • Have minimum physical standards been established for the Operator/Maintainer/Repairer?
      • Has the expected mental category distribution been considered in system design?
      • Has the reading grade level been determined and documented for the 0perator-Maintainer/Repairer?
      • Have security requirements been determined/documented for the Operator/Maintainer/Repairer, supporters and users or leaders?

    • Will the system require a new MOS?
      • What is the impact on recruiting and retention for this system generated by a new MOS?

    • Will the system require an Additional Skill Identifier (ASI)?

    • Will the system have a Space Identifier MOS (SIMOS) impact?

    • Does the proposed system have an impact on the reassignment system (turn around time) for operators/maintainers/repairers?

    • Has the impact of the proposed system on promotions and career development been determined for the operator/maintainer/repairer?

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