Accession Number : ADA312726

Title :   CALS Test Network Testing Philosophy.

Corporate Author : LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LAB CA

PDF Url : ADA312726

Report Date : 24 MAR 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The Department of Defense (DoD) initiated Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistics Support (CALS) Program has the overall goal to enable and accelerate the use and integration of digital technical information for weapons system design, acquisition, manufacture, and support. The successful completion of this goal will result in reduced acquisition and support costs for weapons systems, improved quality and timeliness of technical information, and improved responsiveness of the industrial base for system design and manufacture. One objective of the CALS Program is to accelerate the development and testing of digital data interchange and access standards. The development of digital interchange standards is well under way with the implementation of MIL-STD-1840A, Automated Interchange of Technical Information, and the adoption as military standards subsets of several existing national and international standards, IGES: MIL-D-28000, SGML: MIL-M-28001, Raster: MIL-R-28002, and CGM: MIL-D-28003. Additional data interchange and access standards are also under development. The testing of these CALS standards is being performed through the creation of a DoD and Industry distributed CALS Test Network (CTN) under the direction of the Air Force. The overarching goal of the CTN is to demonstrate, test, and evaluate the interchange and functional use of digital technical information between industry and Government using CALS Standards. This comprehensive testing program will assure that these standards are being correctly implemented, that computer products of different vendors will work together, and that the CALS standards have the capability and effectiveness to satisfy the information interchange and access requirements associated with the design, acquisition, manufacture and support of weapons systems. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the testing philosophy and appr

Descriptors :   *TEST AND EVALUATION, *DIGITAL SYSTEMS, *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, *WEAPON SYSTEMS, *STANDARDS, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, DATA BASES, REQUIREMENTS, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, AIR FORCE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INDUSTRIES, ACQUISITION, DATA MANAGEMENT, TEST EQUIPMENT, REDUCTION, COSTS, ACCESS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, INTERNATIONAL, TIMELINESS, RASTERS.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Systems
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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