Accession Number : ADA265340


Title :   Preliminary CALS Phase II Architecture. Volume 19


Corporate Author : APPLETON (D) CO INC IRVING TX


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA265340


Report Date : 03 JUL 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 147


Abstract : A January 1988 survey of forty top defense contractors by the CALS industry Steering Group resulted in the following observations about the current environment for managing weapon system technical data: (1) Significant investments have been made in computer-aided technology; however, less than 20% of the companies are more than 50% automated, complete automation is projected to be ten years away, most companies use multiple vendor systems; (2) Virtually all contractors have some capability to deliver digital data to the government, but only a small percentage is actually delivered digitally; (3) Most companies have or plan to have at least partial digital interface with suppliers; (4) Most companies are considering the development of a common shared database using relational technology; and (5) Although a high percentage of the contractors support current standards, advances are needed in most of the major technical areas.


Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT , *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE , *MILITARY PROCUREMENT , DATA BASES , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , ACCESS , SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT , ONLINE SYSTEMS , COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , SURVEYS , AUTOMATION , WEAPON SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : COMPUTER SYSTEMS
      LOGISTICS, MILITARY FACILITIES AND SUPPLIES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE