- In accordance with Department of Defense (DOD) policy, MEARS complies with MIL STD 973 section 5.5, Configuration Status Accounting (CSA). For more information about specific compliance parameters please contact us.
- Allows users to create an electronic engineering change document in accordance with Military Handbook for Configuration Management Guidance (MIL-HDBK-61A (SE). The standard ECP content is based on the DD Form 1692. Also available is DD1693, (Short Form), document completion and submission capability.
- Provides the ability to integrate engineering drawings, sketches, charts, documents, etc. into the electronic document where they can be viewed.
- Comments, suggestions, etc. can be electronically added to the scanned images by each of the authorized reviewers. Comments can also be added when the user is casting a vote to approve or disapprove an ECP.
- Reviewers can make and review "redlines" on each document drawing including circles, boxes, lines with arrows, and text.
- MEARS is accessible by Common Access Card (CAC), External Certification Authority (ECA) and Commercial certificates*
- MEARS runs on the NIPERNet for the processing of unclassified documents. For information on the availability of the application on the SIPRNet, please contact the Program Manager.
- Allows for the receipt of electronic documents at a central site and serves as a data repository within the MEARS database server.
- Allows authorized reviewers to file comments electronically and stores those comments with the ECP where they can be viewed by other reviewers.
- Comments can be viewed in two ways:
- by section, which will show all comments made on the selected section
- by reviewer, which will show all comments made by the selected Configuration Control Board Reviewer
- Provides an on-line status screen which tracks the status of the CCB process and allows all users instant feedback as to where the current engineering change document is in the review process. Provides feedback on whether or not a reviewer has:
- opened a specific ECP
- submitted comments on the electronic document (which can be viewed directly from the status screen)
- voted on approval/disapproval of the electronic document
- Allows for electronic voting, which creates a Virtual Configuration Control Board (CCB) and saves time & money meetings
- Allow the use of Digital Signatures
- Use of electronic document delivery and archival eliminates lost and/or missing documents which accounts for approximately 5% of all manual document processing
- Automatic validation of electronic document against the governing MIL-STD reduces the number of improperly completed documents
* Current certified companies as of 01 August 2012: Booz Allen, Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman
MEARS cares about the user experience of each and every user therefore we have taken measures to ensure a consistent experience across our websites.
- We have taken the time to make sure each page on MEARS.Army.mil is able to be viewed and read by a screen reader through image tags and alternate text.
- MEARS.Army.mil has been designed to use copperplate gothic light fonts for ease of reading.
- MEARS.Army.mil is reactive to font size changes within your browser for ease of reading. In the future we look forward to expanding more customization options to you. We realize that one size doesnintReturnIDt fit all and our goal is to ensure that every person, every browser, every device, and every Internet connection maintains a rewarding user experience.
In the future we look forward to expanding more customization options to you. We realize that one size doesnintReturnIDt fit all and our goal is to ensure that every person, every browser, every device, and every Internet connection maintains a rewarding user experience.
Privacy and Security Notice
- This product is provided as a public service by the MEARS Program Office. This product is intended for use by the public for viewing and retrieving information only.
- Information presented on the MEARS Web Site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
- For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes. This government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
- For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
- Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration Guidelines.
- Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1987 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
- If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please forward them to MEARS.
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