Accession Number : ADA183948

Title :   Computer Aided Logistics Support - A Program Overview,

Corporate Author : ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS OF THE NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Calogero,Robert ; DeTolla,Joyce

PDF Url : ADA183948

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The Computer Aided Logistics Support (CALS) Program is a challenging DoD-wide initiative to achieve major improvements in supportable weapons system designs and logistic technical information. These improvements will result from a transitioning away from a paper-intensive weapon system support process to a largely automated and integrated operation with substantial implementation of CALS by 1990. This paper presents a description of the CALS Program, from top level DoD objectives to 'desk-top' CALS software for use in NAVSEA. Discussed in this paper are both management and technical issues of this interservices program; methods and approaches for integrating logistics and technical data requirements into the design and engineering process; proposals for re-defining and streamlining data requirements and acquisition to maximize use of automated technologies; and transferring technical and logistics information in digital form. Current computer demonstration projects and candidate CALS software are described.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, ACQUISITION, AUTOMATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTERS, ENGINEERING, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, LOGISTICS, OPERATION, REQUIREMENTS, WEAPON SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE