NAVY - OPNAV 3960.16B
(N8) NAVY TEST, MEASUREMENT, AND DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT, AUTOMATIC TEST SYSTEMS, AND METROLOGY AND CALIBRATION
|Publication Date:||7 November 2017|
Scope and Applicability
a. This instruction applies to all components of the Navy, including Marine Corps aviation units, responsible for research, design, test, acquisition, operation, and logistics support of weapons platforms, weapon systems, and operational and support systems that include test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment, automatic test systems, and metrology and calibration equipment. The Navy test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment; automatic test systems; and metrology and calibration programs are applicable to all measurement areas of the physical sciences except radiation detection, indication, and computation devices; the Marine Corps test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment and metrology and calibration; and the automatic test equipment programs.
b. The Director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (CNO N00N), which is also known as the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Code 08 (Nuclear Propulsion), has responsibility for all matters pertaining to the maintenance, repair, and modification of naval nuclear propulsion plants and associated nuclear support facilities per sections 2406 and 2511 of Title 50, U.S. Code, and Executive Order 12344 of 1 February 1982. Nothing in this instruction supersedes or changes these responsibilities and authorities. Accordingly, NAVSEA Code 08 will be consulted in all matters pertaining to or affecting the maintenance, repair, or modification of naval nuclear propulsion plants or their associated nuclear support facilities. Where differences in requirements occur, those designated by NAVSEA Code 08 take precedence with NAVSEA Code 08 approved documents.
a. To set policy, establish procedures, and assign responsibilities for the execution of the Navy test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment; automatic test systems; and metrology and calibration program and supporting information resource management for the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) to be used in the program objective memorandum planning, programming, budgeting, and execution phases.
b. This instruction is being reissued with a new date, updated version, and signature authority to meet the CNO age requirement for Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) instructions. This instruction is a complete revision and should be reviewed in its entirety