Accession Number : ADA312211

Title :   The Impact of Extending the Defense Message System to the Army Warfighter.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Blando, Anthony E.

PDF Url : ADA312211

Report Date : 07 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 105

Abstract : The Department of Defense is transitioning the current Automatic Digital Network (AUTODIN) and Electronic Mail (E-mail) systems to the Defense Message System (DMS). When fully implemented, users will be able to draft, send, receive, and read messages of all classifications from a single personal computer or command and control workstation. The DMS replaces the current manpower and resource intensive messaging systems used today. The impact on the Army is, no more Telecommunications Centers, AUTODIN Switching Centers, Tactical Message Switches, Mobile Gateway Vans, or homegrown E-mail systems. The purpose of this thesis is to describe the DMS concept, requirements, and components; describe the tactical DMS transition strategy; and assess the impact of extending DMS to the battlefield. The criteria used for assessment are: doctrine, training, leader development, organizations, material, and soldiers (DTLOMS). The DMS will significantly enhance the tactical commanders capabilities. Conversely, there will be a number of impacts created by this system. To ensure a successful transition, DMS planners and leaders at all levels must understand and address many unique tactical concerns and requirements in each area of the DTLOMS.

Descriptors :   *DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS, *MESSAGE PROCESSING, *ELECTRONIC MAIL, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, STRATEGY, LEADERSHIP, IMPACT, ARMY PERSONNEL, BATTLEFIELDS, THESES, MANPOWER, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, CLASSIFICATION, WORK STATIONS, TRANSITIONS, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, MICROCOMPUTERS, ARMY, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, LEADERSHIP TRAINING, SWITCHES, VANS, COMMUNICATION SWITCHING CENTERS.

Subject Categories : Telemetry
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE