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Assessment of DoD and Industry Networks for Computer Aided Logistics Support (CALS) Telecommunications.
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD
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The Department of Defense is committed to applying the best in modern technology toward improving the transfer of design, engineering, and manufacturing technical information among weapon system contractors and DoD organizations. The Military Services, the Defense Logistics Agency DLA, the Defense Communications Agency DCA, and industry are undertaking or planning telecommunications support for such transfer. In view of these many and diverse efforts, the Computer Aided Logistics Support CALS Steering Group through the CALS Communications Working Group has recognized the need for evaluating them. The report presents an evaluation of CALS-related telecommunications requirements in DoD, thee major efforts for automating engineering drawing and technical data repositories, and various intelligent gateway efforts in each of the Services. The overall direction within each Service for telecommunication support and transitioning to the OSI Open Systems Interconnection standards is presented as well as the status of commercial efforts for defining and implementing the OSI standards and improving long-haul telecommunications support. Keywords DDN Defense Data Network Data transmission requirements Communications protocols.
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