Accession Number : ADA293476

Title :   Department of Defense Use of UN/EDIFACT Standards: A Readiness Study and Migration Strategy.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Luster, Stephen ; Janssen, Lisa ; Miller, Kathleen

PDF Url : ADA293476

Report Date : MAY 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : The Department of Defense supports the use of electronic data interchange (EDI) and the eventual move to a global EDI standard. DOD is committed to working with the standards-making bodies, other agencies, and industry to make that end a reality. The issue for DoD to resolve is which EDI standard to use. In the early stages of its electronic commerce program, DOD adopted the use of Accredited Standards Committee (ASC X 12) EDI standards for exchanging routine business information both internally and externally. A current worldwide trend to use UN/EDIFACT EDI standards suggests that a practical DOD policy over the long term would be to support United Nation/Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Trace (UN/EDIFACT) as a single worldwide standard. We examined four areas: trading partners, systems, infrastructure and workload. We found DOD to be progressing toward the insertion of EDI technology to support the routine exchange of business information. DOD must now define its EDI strategy for the future and align that strategy with emerging Federal policy on the use of EDI in the Federal procurement process. This report discusses DoD's readiness to migrate to UN/EDIFACT, compares ASC X 12 and UN/EDIFACT, and provides recommendations and a strategic direction for migration.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, *STANDARDS, *ELECTRONIC MAIL, ELECTRONICS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, GLOBAL, INDUSTRIES, POLICIES, COMMERCE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, STRATEGY, GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT, DATA MANAGEMENT, OPERATIONAL READINESS, PATTERNS, MIGRATION, WORKLOAD.

Subject Categories : Telemetry
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE