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Cargo Movement and Operations System (CMOS)

Primary Purpose CMOS is a base-level combat support system used

to move cargo in peacetime, and cargo and

passengers in support of contingencies. The

electronic reporting of cargo movement makes CMOS

a vital component of the logistics community's

effort to provide in-transit asset visibility.

Sub-Functions Supports packaging and preservation, outbound

surface and airfreight operations, inbound

surface and air freight operations, deployment

passenger processing, OCONUS airlift clearance

authority functions.

Equipment Requirements SYSTEM SERVER: Hewlett-Packard (HP) Apollo 9000

Series 700 Model 750 and HP 9000 D Class

Enterprise Server super-minicomputer. Peripheral

equipment associated with the central server

includes a system console and an Uninterruptible

Power Supply (UPS).


microcomputers, Intermec 4400 Label Printer,

Kyocera and LexMark laser printers, and Janus

JR2020 Radio Frequency (RF) Automated

Identification Technology (AIT) hand-held

terminal and docking station.


of routers and connectivity devices may be used

for communications connectivity at each site,

depending on existing networks at the bases.

Typically, for a server located at a base, a

multi-port router at the Base Network

Communications Center (BNCC) will connect the

server to the base LAN or the T-1 data links. In

turn, routers within the functional user office

spaces do routing to the user terminals located

at the user's workplace. For a multi-site system

located at a DISA facility, the client systems

at the bases will use the base infrastructure

described above to connect to the server located

at the DISA facility.

LABEL PRINTER: Accessed via Windows 95/98/NT

Print sharing capability.

Connectivity Requirements The CMOS Version 5.0 features a client-server

arrangement. The Hewlett-Packard (HP) 9000/700

series and D Class Enterprise Server

super-minicomputer is the database and

communications server providing client support to

various local and remote system users. The

server also provides the majority of system

technical security controls (e.g., discretionary

access control, identification, authentication,

and audit) through the ORACLE RDBMS and HP-UX

Operating System. Users access the CMOS server

from Intel-compatible client workstations through

an Ethernet 802.3 Local Area Network (LAN). All

CMOS functional users operate PCs as client

workstations, which access the centralized ORACLE

database via SQL*NET software that provides the

actual Client-server sessions. Each workstation

optionally may have additional peripherals

attached such as a laser printer,

thermal-transfer label printer, and/or a Hand-Held Terminal (HHT).

Crypto Requirements Unclassified system.

Normal Locations Functional work centers within base traffic

Management Offices. Planning and Packaging

Outbound Surface Freight, Inbound Surface

Freight, Outbound Air freight, Inbound Air

Freight, Air-lift Clearance Authority (Overseas

locations only), Passenger Processing (Deployment


Information Managed Unclassified information pertaining to the

movement of DoD cargo. Description of cargo,

special handling properties, historical movement

data, routine movement document information,

funds expenditures associated with cargo shipment

via commercial means, etc.

Products Created Various movement documents associated with cargo

shipment by both military and commercial shipment

modes. Shipping labels. Hazardous materials

identification documents. Electronic Data

Interchange (EDI) transaction sets.

Lead Service/Contractor United States Air Force.


prime contractor; Anteon Corp., subcontractor.

Current Fielding Status Installed at 192 USAF active duty, Guard and

Reserve activities. Installed at 9 US Marine

Corps sites. Installed at HQ National Security


Installed at 1 US Army site (Ft. Hood, TX).

Known Problems None

DIICOE Compliance Rating Currently Level-3 compliant (non-certified).

Further increase in level of compliance is

contingent upon future TC-AIMS II migration


Point of Contact Program Manager: Mrs. Susan Kirkland

DSN: 596-5578

Comm: (334) 416-5578


Functional: Mr. Mike Howell

DSN: 596-2502

Comm: (334) 416-2502


Engineering: Mr. Steven R. Hosner

DSN: 596-2546

Comm: (334) 416-2546


Updated by Capt George W. Dickey Jr., USMC, CCSC-01



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