Accession Number : ADA159922


Title :   The Foreign Disclosure and Technical Information System (FORDTIS) User Manual


Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (POLICY) WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a159922.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1985


Pagination or Media Count : 50


Abstract : FORDTIS is an automated system that assists DoD decision makers and analysts in reviewing, coordinating, reaching decisions, and maintaining records on proposals to release classified military information (CMI) and technology to other nations and international organizations. Proposals under consideration may take the form of requests for CMI, exceptions to the National Disclosures Policy, visits, accreditations, or export license applications for U.S. Munitions List, Commodity Control List, or COCOM list items. The FORDTIS central site is located in the Pentagon and consists of central processors, a data base management system, storage devices, communications, and communications security equipment. FORDTIS online users are at various sites in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the Military Departments, and at selected non-DoD Government departments. A secure communications network links the online users to the central site. FORDTIS users who do not have access to an online terminal interact with the system. FORDTIS data bases are in three functional categories. The Tracking and Assignment data bases are for management of active cases. The Historical data bases contain records of cases that have been processed by the Department of Defense. The Reference data bases contain a vareity of information that analysts frequently need for reference during case processing.


Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING , *INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *MANAGEMENT , AMMUNITION , AUTOMATION , CENTRAL PROCESSING UNITS , CIVIL AFFAIRS , COMMODITIES , COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT , COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS , CONTROL , DATA BASES , DATA MANAGEMENT , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , EXPORTS , FOREIGN , INTERNATIONAL , MILITARY APPLICATIONS , ONLINE SYSTEMS , ORGANIZATIONS , POLICIES , PROCESSING , RELEASE , SECURITY , SITES , STORAGE , TRACKING , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , USER MANUALS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Psychology
      Computer Hardware


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE