Accession Number:

ADA390562

Title:

Smart Cards: An Enabler for Army Personnel Transformation

Descriptive Note:

Strategy Research Project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-04-10

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

A critical element affecting Army readiness is personnel support. Personnel information on the battlefield and across all levels of the Army is necessary to support the force and to enable senior leaders to make wise decisions regarding the force. Personnel support involves accounting for people assigned to the Army, managing their careers, and providing service and well-being to families, retirees and veterans. A major part of the Armys current transformation involves redesign of personnel systems. Redesign involves moving into an easily accessible and comprehensive personnel system for all components of the Army and the Services. Emerging 21st Century technologies are aiding the Armys transformation to the objective force and the smart card is an integral part of this. Technological advancements such as the smart card will significantly enhance the Armys objective force to provide a more lethal, survivable, sustainable, deployable, and mobile force. Employing smart card technology is one aspect of keeping pace with the demand for accurate and timely military personnel information.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE