Accession Number : ADA265328


Title :   Navy CALS Vision. Draft 2.0. Volume 25


Corporate Author : TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265328.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : Computer-aided Acquisition and Logistic Support (CALS) is a joint initiative between industry and the Department of Defense (DoD) that is targeted at: (1) Improving designs for weapon systems; (2) Reducing both acquisition and logistic support costs for weapon systems; and (3) Improving weapon system technical information accuracy and timeliness. The CALS initiative represents a commitment on the part of both industry and DoD to change the way business is conducted. Today business is conducted primarily through the exchange of documents and other paper products. As information technology matures and becomes more widely used, the paper flow of information is being replaced by a digital flow of information. The digital exchange of information represents an interim solution; the longer term solution involves conducting business in a shared data environment that relies upon logically integrated databases


Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT , *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN , *MILITARY PROCUREMENT , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , WEAPON SYSTEMS , TIMELINESS , ACCURACY , INFORMATION TRANSFER , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , INDUSTRIES


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE