A Telecommunications Approach to Updating Technical Orders
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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The Joint Service Technical Information System JUSTIS--formerly the Air Force Technical Order Management System was chartered to improve the way in which the Air Force and other services manage technical orders TOs. Because of the involvement that TOs have in the way the Air Force does business and over 20 million TOs that must be managed with 2.3 million page changes annually, the effectiveness of the technical order system significantly impacts military readiness and the Air Force budget. Much of the current system does not meet todays complex Air Force needs. This report investigates the ramifications of transmitting TO changes over the Digital Defense Network DDN--specifically MILNET, taking into consideration cost, security, data integrity and configuration control. From an investigation of the technical order system, DDN, and digital computer storage media, a model was developed to determine the viability of the authors hypothesis. The model is a simple, straightforward description of a solution to updating TO changes. In order to determine the benefits and shortcomings in the model, a variety of experts reviewed the model and answered specific questions.
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