Accession Number : ADA308595

Title :   American Forces Information Service Report on Information Technology (IT) Resources, FY 1997 Budget Estimates.

Corporate Author : AMERICAN FORCES INFORMATION SERVICE ALEXANDRIA VA

PDF Url : ADA308595

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Our American Forces Information Service (AFIS) Information Technology (IT) activities and initiatives support the National Command Authority through the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (OASD(PA), AFIS missions and functions, and American military, Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees, and their families throughout the world. Our life-cycle management of Federal Information Processing (FIP) resources enables AFIS to produce and distribute operational imagery, electronic, and published information products and services to DoD and other customers throughout the United States, on-board U.S. Navy and other sealift ships, to U.S. embassies, and to military personnel deployed to contingency locations worldwide. AFIS IT programs are indispensable elements in the direct support of military employments and personnel readiness and include the following: (1) IT support of worldwide military combat camera forces which produce, process, and transmit near-real time operational imagery directly to the Pentagon; (2) processing, storage, retrieval, and distribution of still and motion media products for DoD and other customers; (3) training of all DoD public affairs and visual information officers, enlisted personnel and civilians; and (4) life-cycle management of IT resources supporting Defense visual information and Broadcast Service products and programs.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *INFORMATION TRANSFER, *INFORMATION CENTERS, *INFORMATION PROCESSING, *LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), SHIPS, EMERGENCIES, OPERATIONAL READINESS, STATISTICAL DATA, ENLISTED PERSONNEL, RADIO BROADCASTING, IMAGES, MARINE TRANSPORTATION, TABLES(DATA), MEDIA, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, OFFICER PERSONNEL.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE