DOT - COMDTINST 4105.2
U.S. COAST GUARD TECHNICAL DATA MANAGEMENT (TDM) POLICY
|Publication Date:||10 March 2020|
a. The Coast Guard works with a large volume of technical data that must be managed and controlled.
(1) Reference (a) requires TDM to be conducted in accordance with Technical Data Plan prepared as a part of the asset's Integrated Logistics Support Plan (ILSP). The Technical Data Plan describes how the program will obtain and manage technical data and data rights for the supported asset.
(2) Technical data not related to an asset (e.g., research and development technical data, technical data related to materiel in general use but not tied to a specific asset (such as technical data related to paint, lubricants, etc.)) should be managed in accordance with requirements deemed applicable in this Policy.
b. This TDM Policy also establishes and promulgates The Coast Guard Technical Data Management Handbook (Reference (b)). It provides guidance for developing, implementing, and maintaining TDM plans and programs to support Coast Guard assets. It communicates TDM practices persons responsible for acquiring or developing Coast Guard technical data must evaluate for applicability when acquiring, controlling, distributing, maintaining, and disposing of Coast Guard technical data.
c. While the TDM Policy applies across the Coast Guard, its primary audience is Program Managers (PMs) 1, Technical Warrant Holders (TWHs), Technical Data Managers, other Integrated Logistics Support Management Team (ILSMT) members, Contract Officers, Configuration Managers, Engineers, and others responsible for acquiring or developing Coast Guard materiel as well as product line management teams (Product Line Managers (PLMs), Data Managers, Operator/Maintainers