employment, and responsibility to account for and
provide information about the aircraft or SE.
CONUSContinental United States (contiguous 48
CONVERSION IN LIEU OF PROCUREMENT
Any conversion, service life extension, update,
expansion/change of mission capability, improve-
ment of combat capability, or combination of the
foregoing. It is performed on existing aircraft for
the primary purpose of providing a reasonably
acceptable, modernized aircraft, as an alternative to
procuring new aircraft to meet or maintain force
CORRECTIVE ACTIONAction necessary to
remove or control the cause of deficiencies in
products, systems, or processes. A documented
design, process, procedure, or materials change
implemented and validated to correct the cause of
failure or design deficiency.
CORRECTIVE MAINTENANCEThe actions
performed to restore an item to a specified
CPOCivilian Personnel Officer.
CPUCentral Processing Unit (computer).
CRIPLConsolidated Remain-In-Place List-A list-
ing of all authorized remain-in-place items, is
published by NAVICP and approved by the
TYCOMs and COMNAVAIRSYSCOM.
CRITICAL ITEMAn essential item that is in short
supply or expected to be in short supply for an
CRITICAL SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS
Those supplies vital to the support of operations
which, for various causes, are in short supply or are
expected to be in short supply.
CROSS SERVICINGThat function performed by
one military service in support of another military
service for which reimbursement is required from
the service receiving the support.
CSECommon Support Equipment-Comprised of
only those general purpose items supplying or
measuring broad parameters of physical properties
that are known to be established in the using
services inventory; for example, ground electrical,
pneumatic, and hydraulic power units; towing,
hoisting, and fueling devices; signal generation
devices; and voltage, amperage, and phase
measuring devices. The application of SE items to
other end items, systems, or components does not
in itself justify or classify the items as CSE. CSE is
divided as AVIONICS SE (common and peculiar)
and NONAVIONICS SE (common and peculiar).
CTPLCentral Technical Publication Library.
CUSTODYCognizance and limited responsibilities
for aircraft equipage, equipment, material, and SE.
Categories of custody are CONTROLLING CUS-
TODY, PHYSICAL CUSTODY, and REPORT-
CUSTODY CODESCustody codes are single
position, alpha characters which provide
supplemental accountability detail about an SE
transaction and the effect of the transaction on
supply and financial records. These codes identify
a specific category of SE items placed in the
primary custody of an IMA. These items are issued
to other activities (usually an organizational
maintenance activity) on a subcustody basis.
CUSTOMER SERVICED-level services, includ-
ing emergency check, test, minor repair,
manufacture of parts, heat-treating, plating, and
machine shop service to relieve NMCS, PMCS,
and work stoppage conditions.
D-LEVEL (DEPOT-LEVEL) MAINTENANCE
Maintenance done on material requiring major
rework or a complete rebuild of parts, assemblies,
subassemblies, and end items, including the
manufacture, modification, testing, and
reclamation of parts as required. D-level
maintenance serves to support lower levels of
maintenance by providing technical assistance and
performing maintenance beyond the responsibility
of O-level and I-level maintenance. D-level
maintenance provides stocks of serviceable
equipment by using more extensive facilities for
repair than are available in lower level maintenance
DAASDefense Automatic Addressing System.
DAILY INSPECTIONAn inspection conducted to
inspect for defects to a greater depth than the
DARDaily Audit Report.
DATAThe method of communicating concepts,
plans, descriptions, requirements, and instructions