Accession Number : ADA188562

Title :   Assessment of DoD and Industry Networks for Computer Aided Logistics Support (CALS) Telecommunications.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : DeLaura, Frances L ; Sharp, Steven J ; Clark, Richard

PDF Url : ADA188562

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 150

Abstract : The Department of Defense is committed to applying the best in modern technology toward improving the transfer of design, engineering, and manufacturing technical information among weapon system contractors and DoD organizations. The Military Services, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the Defense Communications Agency (DCA), and industry are undertaking or planning telecommunications support for such transfer. In view of these many and diverse efforts, the Computer Aided Logistics Support (CALS) Steering Group through the CALS Communications Working Group has recognized the need for evaluating them. The report presents an evaluation of CALS-related telecommunications requirements in DoD, thee major efforts for automating engineering drawing and technical data repositories, and various intelligent gateway efforts in each of the Services. The overall direction within each Service for telecommunication support and transitioning to the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) standards is presented as well as the status of commercial efforts for defining and implementing the OSI standards and improving long-haul telecommunications support. Keywords: DDN (Defense Data Network); Data transmission requirements; Communications protocols.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, *COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, *NETWORK ANALYSIS(MANAGEMENT), *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, CONTRACTORS, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS, INDUSTRIES, LONG RANGE(DISTANCE), MANUFACTURING, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), PLANNING, REQUIREMENTS, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, INTERFACES

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE