Accession Number : ADA265183


Title :   Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistic Support. Report to the Committee on Appropriations of the United States House of Representatives


Corporate Author : ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (PRODUCTION AND LOGISTICS) WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265183.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 57


Abstract : Widespread use of computer-aided design and engineering (CAD/CAE) has created a new environment where product description data is becoming available in digital form to support a wide range of DoD and Industry applications. CALS is a DoD and Industry initiative to enable and accelerate the use and integration of this digital technical information for weapon system acquisition, design, manufacture and support. Through management of the CALS program, a comprehensive strategy has been developed to facilitate the transition from the current paper-intensive mode of operations to a highly automated and integrated mode, thereby substantially improving productivity and quality of the weapon system acquisition and logistics support process. Implementation of CALS is underway and is already leading to a major impact on the way DoD and Industry conduct business


Descriptors :   *WEAPON SYSTEMS , *COMPUTER FILES , *DIGITAL RECORDING SYSTEMS , LOGISTICS SUPPORT , ACQUISITION , REPORTS , COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES , MILITARY PROCUREMENT , STANDARDS , INFORMATION TRANSFER , COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE