NAVSEC 6260 (Provisioning, Allowance,
Outfitting and Miscellaneous Material
NAVSEC 6260 directs the review and analysis of
engineering trends and problem areas identified by
CASREPS. This data helps ensure that shipboard
allowance lists support material readiness of the fleet.
NAVSEA 07 (Industry and Facility
NAVSEA 07 coordinates any action that should be
taken to relate CASREPs to shore activities.
SUPSALV (Supervisor of Salvage)
SUPSALV coordinates NAVSEA CASREP action
on collisions, strandings, sinkings, fires at sea, salvage,
port/channel blockages, missing and sunken
submarines, and natural disasters. SUPSALV must
approve all NAVSEA actions on CASREPS if they
affect salvage operations.
SNEP(PMS 301) (Ship Acquisition Project)
The SNEPs carry out the following functions for all
NAVSEA activities except those involving nuclear
reactors, which will be discussed later in this chaptcr:
. Serve as the focus point for CASREP action on
new construction and conversion ships and craft that are
within their guarantee periods. Review and approve all
outgoing CASREP messages for those purposes.
l Direct technical, procurement, or production
managers to provide information or take the appropriate
action required by a CASREP message.
Ship Maintenance Managers
Ship maintenance managers are responsible for the
following NAVSEA functions except for those
involving nuclear reactors, which will be discussed later
in this chapter:
l Serve as a focal point for CASREP action on
ships in the active fleet.
. Direct the appropriate technical, procurerment, or
production managers to provide information or take
appropriate action as required by the nature of a
. Review and approve all outgoing CASREP
messages for actions concerning active fleet ships for
which they have responsibility.
DETECTION, ACTION, AND
RESPONSE TECHNIQUE (DART)
The DART program grew out of a need to improve
the way the Navy focuses attention and resources for
the best material readiness. CNM assigned the task to
NAVSEASYSCOM, which developed the DART
program. It was promulgated in 1971 by
NAVMATINST 4790.10. It establishes procedures and
assigns responsibilities within the Naval Material
Command to identify and correct the most serious
shipboard equipment problems. It includes the analysis
of information and identification of the problem
concerning a particular type of equipment or system,
proposed solutions, and the necessary resources in
funds and manpower to carry out the program.
The DART program includes all shipboard
equipment except that under the Strategic Systems
Project Office (SSPO) and NAVSHIPS Code 08, and
aviation equipment under NAVAIR. However, aviation
equipment is included if it is an integrated part of the
The equipment under the DART program is
restricted to the fleets most serious problems to help
concentrate the management and resources at the places
they are most needed. As problem equipment is
identified and remedial programs are developed and
funded, other problem equipment is nominated for
DART management in a continuing process. The DART
program does not supersede or cancel any existing
instructions or procedures that provide logistic support
to the fleet, or respond to fleet equipment and support
DART used existing reporting systems and data so
the program could get started immediately and avoid
the need for a new data collection system. The principal
data source is the opcrating forces. The data comes from
CASREPs and the 3-M systems MDCS.
DART PROCEDURES AND REPORT
The DART process passes through the following
phases: problem identification, verification and
approval, scoping, progressing, and evaluation. Well
explain each of them in the following paragraphs.