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ENTERPRISE-INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM (E-IDS)

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) this past summer. 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 continues. Requirements work, continuing recurring Working Group meetings, and working toward a finalized schedule are some of the ongoing efforts. Capturing possible and known COVID impacts to the program is ongoing. 

The E-IDS User Team continues to represent NATCA and support E-IDS with activities that include documentation creation and review, Safety Risk Management Panels and meetings, and Human Factors Working Groups for Air Traffic Users and Database Administrators. The User Team also supports E-IDS Systems Engineering by attending the Maintainers Human Factors Working Groups and the Activity Diagram Review meetings with Leidos.  

Initial Safety Risk Management Panels for the Sub-System, System, and Operating & Support Hazard Analyses were completed in late February, with initial documents due to FAA in March and April. The safety work will be ongoing throughout the development and design of E-IDS. 

The E-IDS Implementation Team continues to coordinate efforts to communicate with the field facilities with unique concerns as they relate to E-IDS.  

Meetings continue internally with the NATCA Reps that represent programs/projects that will (or may be) impacted by E-IDS. Members of the User Team met with NATCA’s National Procedures Rep, John Murdock, to discuss the display and dissemination of RVR information and potential impacts to E-IDS design. 

Upcoming activities: 

  • Systems Engineering, Activity Diagram Review, and System Architecture telcons (ongoing – weekly / bi-weekly) 
  • E-IDS Requirements telcons (weekly) 
  • Program Status meetings (monthly) 
  • Human Factors Working Groups and Coordination meetings with Leidos (weekly) 
  • SRMPs (as needed) 
  • E-IDS User Team meetings (daily Tue – Thu) 
  • Bi-weekly Risk Board telcons; Joint Risk Board with Leidos (ongoing) 
  • Weekly check-in with Program Manager (ongoing) 
  • E-IDS Training Meeting (monthly) 
  • NATCA Safety & Technology department telcons (monthly) 

Meetings with other programs to discuss potential overlaps and impacts are occurring as needed.