Accession Number : ADA194180

Title :   The Defense Mapping Agency: Combat Support to DoD.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Robison, Peter C

PDF Url : ADA194180

Report Date : 11 Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The Armed Services rely on support from sources not only internal to their respective service but external as well. The Department of Defense agencies are vital links that contribute critical support to the overall mission of military deterrence and warfighting. Among these agencies is the Defense Mapping Agency whose mission is to provide mapping, charting and geodetic products, services and training at the right time, in the right place, and in the right quantity so that the military can carry out its mission. DMA supports the planning and execution of military operations by producing everything from paper maps and charts to film strips to digital data. With the development of 'smart' weapons systems, DMA will play an ever more essential role. This paper is intended to provide the reader with an understanding of DMA's vital role of combat support to the DoD.

Descriptors :   *MAPPING, COMBAT SUPPORT, DATA BASES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DETERRENCE, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, GEODESY, MAPS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MISSIONS, PAPER, TIMELINESS, WEAPON SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE