GIDEP Working Group

Primary responsibilities of the NASA Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) Working Group are to

  • Develop, document and implement center processes to identify how GIDEP Notices and NASA Advisories are to be processed and retained
  • Ensure that GIDEP Notice and NASA Advisory documentation is maintained and archived in accordance with the requirements of NPR 1441.1, NASA Records Retention Schedules, or for five years following the end of operations, whichever is shortest
  • Review all NASA-generated GIDEP Notices and NASA Advisories at their respective center or facility for completeness and accuracy before signing and releasing to GIDEP or the NASA Advisory System in GIDEP
  • Distribute GIDEP Notices and NASA Advisories in accordance with their Center's process
  • Provide assistance for the implementation of NPR 7500.1C, Program and Project Life Cycle Logistics Support Policy

Pamela Branch

GIDEP Manager

Points of Contact

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SATERN Courses

GIDEP Overview SMA-QE-WBT-365

This training will provide general information and guidance concerning the NASA processes for the documentation and exchange of significant nonconformance, problem and concern data. It will enable the learner to recognize and understand the basic concepts of the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) and the NASA Advisory System.

SMA-QE-WBT-365 Details Launch SATERN
Overview of the NASA Alert System – GIDEP and NASA Advisories SMA-HQ-WBT-101

This course provides an introduction to the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP), its databases, products and services. It also discusses NASA Advisories — what they are, how they’re used and the information they contain.

SMA-HQ-WBT-101 Details Launch SATERN

Policy and Guidance


NPR 8735.1D Exchange of Problem Data Using NASA Advisories and the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP)

NPR 8735.1D provides the procedures for the authoring, distribution, assessment and response for the following:

  1. NASA Advisories and GIDEP Alerts
  2. GIDEP Problem Advisories
  3. GIDEP Agency Action Notices, hereafter collectively called GIDEP Notices
See NPR 8735.1D







Participation in the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) assists users in improving the availability, reliability, maintainability, quality and safety of their systems and equipment. This information may result in the significant prevention of unplanned expenditures or equipment and system malfunctions, elimination of duplicate efforts, and, more importantly, reduced injuries and saved lives.

Since GIDEP's inception, participants have reported over $2.1 billion in prevention of unplanned expenditures. That means without GIDEP, participants potentially could have realized additional expenses of over $2.1 billion. Specifically, NASA has a reported cost avoidance of over $55 million between Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 and FY 2014:

FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 Total
$764,279 $51,664,589 $491,034 $1,085,787 $1,105,367 $55,111,056


  • A part manufacturer announcement that a part or a production line will be discontinued
  • Technical reports on research materials, quality assessments, engineering tests, evaluations and qualification tests, parts and materials specifications, manufacturing, design, process controls, solder-ability data, and other related engineering data on parts, components, materials and processes
  • Objective failure information as a result of Government-Industry Data Exchange Program Alerts, Safe Alerts, Problem Advisories, and Agency Action Notices which notify users of nonconforming parts, components, chemicals, processes and materials, and of safety and hazardous situations
    • Calibration procedures and technical manuals for test and inspection equipment
    • Detailed calibration procedures
    • NASA document for exchanging significant parts, materials, and safety problems or concerns among NASA activities
    • NASA maintains a database for reporting nonconforming data or items unique to NASA. Similar to Government-Industry Data Exchange Program Notices, NASA Advisories communicate NASA-specific information within the agency.
  • The Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) contains information on equipment, parts and assemblies that are suspected to be counterfeit. GIDEP members provide fact-based reports on items received, which, after visual inspections and in many cases extensive testing and analysis, are suspected to be counterfeit.
  • Notices on parts, components and materials for which the attributes have been changed by the manufacturer
    • Failure-rate, failure-mode and replacement-rate data on parts, components and subsystems based upon field performance and demonstration tests of equipment, subsystems and systems
    • R&M theories, methodologies, techniques, practices and procedures such as prediction techniques, failure modes and effects analyses, mathematical models, and reliability growth plans