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Defense Casualty Information Processing System (DCIPS)

Primary Purpose Tracks casualty data pertaining to service

members and their families. DCIPS is the

automated migration system for the casualty and

mortuary affairs process within the Department of


Sub-Functions Information management support to the Casualty

and Memorial Affairs Operations Center. Permits

automated storage and retrieval of casualty data

with links to reporting agencies.

On-line receipt of casualty messages, retrieval

of additional personnel information from

databases, interactive update, and data exchange

with Casualty Area Commands and Mortuaries.

Deployed organizations can produce casualty

reports with a user-friendly query.

Equipment Requirements Hardware: 486 MHz Personal Computer or larger.

Operating system: Workstation: Windows 95 or NT;

Database: UNIX or Windows NT.

Connectivity Requirements Server and Ethernet.

Crypto Requirements None.

Normal Locations Casualty and Memorial Affairs Operations Center.

Casualty Are Commands. Personal Service

Battalion. Point of Embarkation and Overseas


Information Managed Casualty data.

Products Created Casualty reports, Mortuary information,

repatriation data, and next-of-kin notification.

Lead Service/Contractor The Under Secretary of Defense charged the Deputy

Chief of Staff for Personnel with overall

responsibility for DCIPS. PERSIND has technical

PM responsibility. The Department of Defense

Casualty Advisory Board has functional oversight

of the problem.

Current Fielding Status The Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for

Personnel (ODCSPER) is managing the fielding of

the system to the services. The Army system has

been fielded and is operational. Air Force,

Navy, and Marine have not been fielded.

Known Problems None.

DIICOE Compliance Rating Not rated.

Point of Contact Task Force for DCIPS Project Manager: Bonnie

Bailey, Shared Systems Branch TAPC-PSM-M (703)

325-3600, DSN 221-3600

Updated by Capt Earl W. Daniels, USMC, CCSC-01.


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