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Amanda Richardson is the Article 114 Representative for Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS). 

Background:  The Enterprise Information Display System (E-IDS) project aims to replace all existing IDSs in the NAS, providing the Agency with one enterprise solution across facility types. There are currently 5 existing IDSs that need to be replaced (1 EnRoute, 3 Terminal, and 1 in Alaska). While some customization is necessary and should be available, one system will reduce overall costs for upkeep, training, and resolve the upcoming End-Of-Life (EOL) issues we have with our current IDSs in the field. Current domains without an IDS will also be addressed (Oceanic, Alaska FSS, etc.). Final Investment Decision (FID) was approved by the Joint Resources Council (JRC) on June 17th.  The vendor bid process is complete, with a contract awarded to Leidos. 3 Phases of Implementation are planned, beginning in 2023 and ending in 2031. 

Collaborative work between the E-IDS Program and Leidos (the prime contractor for E-IDS) continues. Requirements work, continuing recurring Working Group meetings, and working toward a finalized schedule are some of the initial efforts. Capturing possible and known COVID impacts to the program is ongoing and continues to be evaluated. 

SME workgroup activities are paused until late Dec/early Jan. The SME workgroup will evolve into the E-IDS User Team. The User Team will be involved from early design and development, through to implementation and sustainment. The finalized User Team is still pending and activities will be scheduled as soon as possible. 

The E-IDS Implementation Team continues to coordinate efforts to communicate with the Alaska area facilities, including Flight Service. The E-IDS Team as a whole needs to better understand the specific needs of the Alaska facilities to ensure a successful implementation of E-IDS. This effort is impacted by current COVID restrictions and will be an ongoing effort until the goal is met. 

Meetings continue internally with the NATCA Reps that represent programs/projects that will (or may be) impacted by E-IDS. 

Upcoming activities: 

  • Weekly / bi-weekly Program Status and Systems Engineering telcons (ongoing) 
  • E-IDS Requirements telcons (weekly) 
  • E-IDS SME Working Group meetings (currently paused; will evolve to User Team) 
  • Bi-weekly Risk Board telcons; Joint Risk Board with Leidos (ongoing) 
  • Weekly check-in with Program Manager (ongoing) 
  • E-IDS Weather Working Group telcons (as needed) 
  • NATCA Safety & Technology department telcons (monthly) 
  • Meetings with other programs to discuss potential overlaps and impacts are occurring as needed 
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