Cargo Movement Operations System (CMOS) Navy TCAIMS Documentation Review
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP O'FALLON IL
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The purpose of this report is to present the similarities and differences between the Navy TCAIMS project and the Air Force Cargo Movement Operations System CMOS project. The analysis of the projects documentation in Section II progresses from strategic to structured bases of comparison. The analysis focuses on three perspectives. Perspective One addresses the system development strategies of the two projects. Perspective Two identifies the organizational entities involved and lists their wartime and peacetime responsibilities in meeting the DOD TCAIMS charter. A comparison of CMOS and TCAIMS at the strategic development level reveals similarity in that both projects seek to satisfy the goals of the DOD TCAIMS charter. The projects differ in that the AF automates day-to-day operations as the basis for supporting all transportation contingencies, and the Navy concentrates on the creation and maintenance of a central database for unit deployments. Examination of the organizational structure that supports each project reveals that the services take radically different approaches to allocating DOD TCAIMS responsibilities to organization entities. The AF organizational structure is characterized by a hierarchical relationship and consolidation of transportation functions at the base transportation office. The Navy organizational structure separates cargo, passenger, and reserve force responsibilities between entities in a less clear cut hierarchical arrangement.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies