Telecomunications & Information Systems Command
Coast Guard Telecommunication and Information Systems Command (TISCOM) located in Alexandria, Virginia, provides telecommunications, electronics, and information systems support to the Coast Guard. The Command is the Coast Guard's lead developer of voice and data communications systems. Building modern digital communication networks, integrating computer technology into the Coast Guard's daily routine is our primary responsibility. The focus of the TISCOM team of engineers, technicians, and support staff is to solve today's information technology problems through timely, quality service to the field.
TISCOM is organized into ten divisions: Administration, Ceremonial Honor Guard, Facilities Engineering, Workstation Engineering, INFOSYS Operations, Information Assurance, Telecommunication Operations, Network Engineering, Radio Systems and DMS (Defense Message System).
The Telecomm Operations Division has three Branches. This division manages the Coast Guard's voice, data and message telecommunication systems and services (FTS2000, Coast Guard Data Network, etc.) This Division also serves as the facility manager and maintains configuration control for Communication Stations, Communication Centers and coordination centers.
The Systems Support Branch maintains a Coast Guard wide HOTLINE desk for telecomm systems.
The Telecomm Systems Management Branch provides life cycle management and electronics equipment support for assigned telecommunication equipment. In addition, this Branch is responsible for telecommunication configuration management.
The Communications Services Branch supports the operation and management of voice and message telecommunication systems throughout the Coast Guard. It is the facility manager for fixed and mobile communications facilities. This Branch also serves as the account manager for all national level voice and data telecommunication services.
The Network Engineering Division is responsible for executing telecommunication engineering projects and related electronics and computer systems projects. Executing includes design, test/evaluations, procurement, delivery and installation.
The Radio Systems Division designs, develops, procures, tests, and installs all short and long range radio systems to meet established requirements
The DMS Division is responsible for overall development and implementation of a Multi-Year initiative to automate and streamline the Coast Guard Communication System. The Defense Message System is scheduled to replace the Automated Digital Network (AUTODIN) in December 1999. View the DMS Primer as a MS Word document -- download DMSPrimer.zip (228k), or view the document through your web browser as an HTML file.
The Information Systems Directorate (ISD) is responsible for handling contractual and technical issues associated with the Standard Workstation under the direction of the Information Systems Director.
This Directorate is organized into three areas: Workstation Engineering, INFOSYS Operations and Information Assurance.
The Workstation Engineering Division is responsible for Standard Workstation Three (SWIII) Configuration Management, Standard Workstation Image, SWIII server architecture/ implementation, SWIII architecture documentation, SWIII Contract hardware/software evaluation, New Technology, and SWIII Software Certification.
The INFOSYS Operations Division is responsible for the SWIII Help Desk, Exchange, and E-Mail help.
The Information Assurance Division provides secure telecommunication support for the Coast Guard coordinating cryptographic keying material and equipment needs for the Coast Guard. It also serves as the NATO sub-registry for the Coast Guard.
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