The word "aegis" comes to use from classical mythology. Aegis is the name of the shield of the sky god and war goddess of the ancient Greeks and Romans: Zeus and Athena (Gr.); Jupiter and Minerva (Rom.), from which the expression "under the aegis of" meaning "under the protection of" is derived.
In the myth of the aegis, the Greek god of fire and smithcraft, Hephaestus (whose Roman counterpart is Vulcan), forged a metal shield or breastplate for Zeus and covered it with the hide of a goat Amalthea that had nursed the infant Zeus. The shield was trimmed with gold tassels, which were sometimes portrayed as four snakes representing fear, flight, force and pursuit. The aegis is also often seen in the possession of Athena.
AEGIS TECHREP Divisions
AEGIS Technical Representative (AEGIS TECHREP), activated on 30 December 1969, is a Field Activity of Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) administratively reporting to the Program Executive Officer, Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS) in Washington, DC.
AEGIS TECHREP is headquartered in the Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Training (LM MST) main plant in Moorestown, NJ, with field offices located at Raytheon Company, Sudbury and Andover, MA. The VADM James H. Doyle Jr. Combat System Engineering Development Site (CSEDS) is a Navy owned facility of AEGIS TECHREP operating under the leadership of the AEGIS TECHREP Executive Officer with a contingent of Navy personnel charged with providing a high-fidelity, shipboard-representative test environment for AEGIS Weapon System and Combat System development.
The AEGIS TECHREP organization is comprised of over 45 civil service employees and 35 military personnel. The responsibilities include monitoring over three billion dollars of simultaneous large-scale engineering development, integration and test, production and maintenance contracts involving different complex combat system baseline configurations for U.S. Navy Aegis, and foreign military sales (FMS) with Australia, Japan, Spain, South Korea and Norway. These systems are the Navy's most advanced and complex weapons systems.
AEGIS TECHREP consists of U.S. Navy personnel and five civilian divisions: System Engineering, System Acquisition, Test and Evaluation, Logistics, and Business Operations.
The System Engineering Division is responsible for major design reviews, Aegis Specification technical review and acceptance, computer program code reviews, evaluation of specification changes, chairs System Review Team efforts for new Baseline development, witnessing and data evaluation of demonstration data, technical evaluation and recommendations provided to on site DCMA.
The System Acquisition Division is responsible for monitoring Lockheed Martin and Raytheon production efforts in the factory through initial acceptance, coordinating Production Test Center (PTC) and Backfit Program Test Facility (BPTF) installation and checkout of each shipset of equipment, coordination efforts to move equipment from PTC, stage at the warehouse, and ship to respective shipyards to meet in-yard need dates, authorize production equipment upgrades while at PTC and BPTF, and review open items from acceptance testing for correct closure by the respective Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) in support of PEO IWS 1.
The Test and Evaluation Division plans and conducts System Performance Demonstrations (Demos), Engineering Assessments (EAs) and Development Tests (DTs) to provide an independent assessment of system performance. They also support all phases of test and evaluation conducted at CSEDS and PTC. They coordinate aircraft services for live exercises, analyze data and provide reports on Navy conducted tests and demonstrations at CSEDS. T&E plans, organizes, and coordinates the development of ship construction combat system test documentation for all Aegis ship classes (US and FMS).
The Logistics Division is responsible for providing services to the Moorestown sites, shipyards and the fleet maintenance and repair for all GFE equipment. They fill CASREP requisitions, coordinate the review and recommendations for ECPs, and are participating in the process of a multi-year Lifetime Support contract for which they will provide oversight and coordination for the Navy.
The Business Operations Division provides services essential to direct, manage, and operate AEGIS Technical Representative. We provide administrative and comptroller support services for AEGIS TECHREP military and civilian personnel. We help management identify financial, personnel and material requirements.
We provide advice in consultation with Command Senior Leadership during formulation and coordination of long range plans and budgets. We improve management methods and procedures and monitor the execution of OMN, OPN, RDT&E, SCN and FMS funds. We provide technical scrutiny of procurement actions, maintenance contracts, and plant property.
We provide accounting, timekeeping functions, mailing, management of credit cards, requisition and stocking supplies, travel management, training, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program, Management Internal Controls (MIC) program, position management and resource allocation, workload analysis, recruitment and personnel actions.
CSEDS Sailors provide U.S. Navy personnel onsite to work with System Engineering and Test & Evaluation personnel to provide fleet experience and operational insight in the review of Combat and Weapons System Design and to provide Navy operators for all Navy conducted tests and demonstrations at CSEDS. CSEDS Sailors also team with Lockheed Martin support contractors to maintain the site and all site equipment.