(See Note A at end of document for definition of Application Development Stage) Form continued on next page … (See Notes B, C and D at end of document for definitions of questions 2a, 2b and 2c) Form continued on next page … (See Note E at end of document for definition of question 2m) Form continued on next page … (See Note F at end of document for definition of question 2n) -- End of Form -- Notes Note A: Regarding “Application Development Stage” - The following definitions apply: Fielded - An application that is currently in production and has a signed System Security Authorization Agreement (SSAA). Completed - An application whose code is out of development and testing and is ready for production but is not yet fielded (see definition of “Fielded.”) Prototype/pilot – An application whose code is still in development and has not yet been put into a production environment. An application that serves more as a guide or model than as a final product. Concept – An application that is still in the abstract or thought stage. The application has not yet reached development. It is still on the drawing board. Note B: Regarding question 2a - As defined for Distance Support purposes, the “authoritative source” is considered the primary agency that has been sanctioned to control, influence or has authority over the content being submitted. No other governmental agency has or produces the same type of content with the authority or influence that the authoritative source does. Note C: Regarding question 2b, the following definitions apply: Application – Content only. No executable – Select this option if the application candidate is a simple collection of Word documents, spreadsheets, HTML, etc. “Content Only” examples would be documents (ex. PDF, Word, PowerPoint, Excel), web pages (ex. a collection of simple htm/html pages), pictures (ex. jpg, mpg, etc.) and video (ex. mpg4, avi, etc.). Standard, readily available fleet wide applications such as Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft applications and web browsers would be all that is needed to render “content only” type applications. Examples: A reference library that is made up of a collection of PDFs and Word documents that requires a Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word to open them; Simple web site content that that requires a web browser to open it; A safety center application that is a spreadsheet which uses Excel only to render it. Application – Content plus Executable - Select this option if the application candidate contains content as described above as well as a needed executable to render the content. An “executable” is defined as an application or code that must be compiled in order to run and to then render other content. For the NIAPS program, the types of code considered executables include Java Files (ex. jar, ear, war, etc.), Batch Files (ex. BAT, etc.), Active Server Pages (ex .ASP, .NET, etc.), Run-time Libraries (ex. DLL, etc.) and Executables (ex. EXE, etc.). Application and content with extended capabilities – Select this option if the application candidate is content plus an executable as defined above and requires the need of a helper application to render all of the data associated with the application. Examples would include ATIS, SOMS, SKED, MFOM, etc. Note D: Regarding question 2c, the following definitions apply: GOTS. An acronym that stands for Government Off-The-Shelf. A GOTS product is typically developed by the technical staff of a government agency for private use. It is usually not available for public use or purchase. It is sometimes developed by an external entity, but with funding and specifications that come from a government agency. An example of a GOTS product would be ATIS (Advanced Technical Information Support System). The government, to improve the access to and display of technical documentation such as drawings, manuals and maintenance data, in a shipboard and industrial environment, developed ATIS. The primary purpose of ATIS is to provide a digital-optical system for use by maintenance and support personnel to quickly access and use technical documentation. COTS. An acronym that stands for Commercial Off-The-Shelf. A COTS product is one that is used "as-is." COTS products are designed to be easily installed and to interoperate with existing system components with no customization required. Almost all software bought by the average computer user fits into the COTS category: operating systems, office product suites, word processing, and e-mail programs are among the myriad examples. Note E: Regarding question 2m, select “Yes” if the application you are requesting to be added is to be used only on certain ship platforms such as Submarines, Mine Sweepers, Destroyers, etc. If your intent is to have the application pushed fleet wide, select “No.” Note F: Regarding question 2n, training is a required ILS element for any application or system going aboard a Navy ship. Not having a training plan and training materials for this application could prevent it from being placed on NIAPS. At a minimum, the type of training that will be required for any application on NIAPS will be: User level training System Administrator training In addition, during the „Join‟ process, content owners will be asked additional training related questions. Please be prepared to answer the following questions about your application. They will be needed at some point during the NIAPS process: Additional training Questions asked: Is there a training plan? Who is the indended audience for the training? When training material is developed, what format will the training appear in?: - Instructor Lead - Computer Based - Self-guided Tutorial - Web-based - Other What will be the approximate length of the training? Will the training be conducted onboard ship, in a schoolhouse classroom or both? Is there certification/class room test taking associated with the completion of the training?