Director, Operational Test & Evaluation
|FY97 Annual Report|
FY97 Annual Report
TRANSPORTATION COORDINATOR'S AUTOMATED INFORMATION FOR MOVEMENTS SYSTEM II (TC-AIMS II)
|ARMY ACAT IAM Program|
Total program cost (TY$) $402M
Life cycle cost (TY$) $612M
Full-rate production (IOC) 4QFY98
SYSTEM DESCRIPTION & CONTRIBUTION TO JOINT VISION 2010
TC-AIMS II addresses critical shortfalls in the movement of materiel and personnel in support of DoD operations. It combines the best business practices of the current, Service-unique Defense Transportation System (DTS) automated information systems (AISs) into a single AIS capable of meeting both joint and Service-specific requirements worldwide. TC-AIMS II combines the requirements for the Unit Movement and Installation Transportation Office/Transportation Management Office (ITO/TMO) functional areas and integrates the following legacy systems:
For the Unit Movement functional blocks:
- From the U. S. Marine Corps: Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Deployment Support System II (MDSS II) and Transportation Coordinator's Automated Information Management System (TCAIMS)
- From the U. S. Army: Rail Load Planning module from the Transportation Coordinator Automated Command and Control Information System (TC ACCIS), and Convoy module from the Department of the Army Movement Management System- Redesign (DAMMS-R)
For the ITO/TMO functional blocks:
- From the U. S. Air Force: Cargo Movement Operations System (CMOS).
TC-AIMS II will be developed and fielded in functional blocks. When fully fielded, the system will meet, at a minimum, the critical capabilities and functions defined by the legacy systems. At Full Operational Capability (FOC), TC-AIMS II will support the warfighter at unit level in the deployment, sustainment, and redeployment of forces during peace and war. It will also provide visibility of assets in the transportation pipeline to the supported CINCs. TC-AIMS II supports the JV2010 concept of dominant maneuver by improving joint capabilities for rapid worldwide deployment and reducing "buildup time." It supports the JV2010 concept of focused logistics by enabling rapid crisis response at unit and installation transportation offices, allowing them to deliver tailored logistics and sustainment packages directly at the strategic, operational, and tactical level of operations.
TC-AIMS II must provide an integrated transportation information system capability for routine, deployment, sustainment and redeployment / retrograde operations by employing the same DoD and Service shipment policies and procedures in peace and war, and in both the active and reserve forces. The system must be integrated with installation, unit, and depot level supply systems to manage inbound and outbound movement documents and requisition information (less household goods). TC-AIMS II must be capable of supporting routine and surge requirements, and must automate installation shipping/ receiving and deployment, sustainment and redeployment/retrograde processes, produce movement documentation , and furnish timely information to the major Service commands, transportation component commands, United States Transportation Command, and the joint deployment community. As a DoD source movement information system, TC-AIMS II must provide system in-transit visibility and control over cargo and passenger movement.
TEST & EVALUATION ACTIVITY
A draft Operational Requirements Document and TEMP have been developed and are being staffed.
TEST & EVALUATION ASSESSMENT
TC-AIMS II integrates, for the first time, transportation and movement control systems, as well as procedures, of all four Services. Numerous interfaces present very significant technical and operational challenges that operational testers will have to address, while maintaining a realistic test environment.
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