The World Wide Military Command and Control System -- Major Changes Needed in Its Automated Data Procesing Management and Direction: Report to the Congress

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Page 77 - The Honorable Elmer B. Staats Comptroller General of the United States Washington, DC 20548 Dear Mr. Staats: This is in reply to your letter to the Secretary of Defense regarding your report dated February 7, 1979, Qn "The US Antisatellite Capability: Its Progress and Future,
Page xii - ... resources available* This requires that the command and control systems of all other Department of Defense components be configured and operated for effective support of the National Miltiary Command System, as well as their specific missions. Equipment must be compatible, communciation links must provide direct connection or real-time relay whenever necessary, computerized data formats must be common, and all details of system configuration and operation must be as efficient as possible in terms...
Page 85 - ... in this area. This occurred despite DOD's assurance to GAO on June 10, 1976. NOTE: We interpret the termination of the Air Force multilevel computer security program as detrimental to successful computer internetting in a multilevel secure environment. A computer security consortium chaired by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Communications, Command, Control and Intelligence) reformed one of the Air Force contractor teams at the MITRE Corporation in fiscal year 1979. August 31,...
Page 19 - B. Guidelines for Design and Operation of the WWMCCS. 1. Both the communication of warning and intelligence from all sources and the communication of decisions and commands to the Military Forces require that the NMCS be the most responsive, reliable, and survivable system that can be provided with the resources available. This requires that the command and control systems of all other DoD Components be configured and operated for effective support of the NMCS as well as their specific missions....
Page 13 - ... contributing to the Department's inability and unwillingness to use sound management practices in the WWMCCS ADP program. It has been a long established fact within the ADP industry and the Department of Defense that ADP systems can only be successfully and economically designed, implemented, ^/"Accounting for Automatic Data Processing Costs Needs Improvements" (FGMSD-78-14, Feb. 7, 1978). and operated by passing through a series of interdependent phases. For example. Bureau of the Budget (now...
Page 91 - ... reported on command and control problems in general and WWMCCS in particular. The following examples indicate where other organizations have reported on the same issues that have been discussed in this report with no effective action taken by the Department. Complex and fragmented management structure The Defense Science Board Task Force on Command and Control Systems Management...
Page 5 - ... at 81 separate locations . These systems --were not responsive to national level requirements; --were not true systems because they were developed separately without sufficient consideration being given to the information requirements of other commands with which they had to exchange information; — lacked growth potential; — used incompatible hardware, software, and data base structures...
Page xi - WWMCCS is intended to provide the President and the Secretary of Defense a means to — receive warning and intelligence information, — apply the resources of the military departments, — assign military missions, and — provide direction to the Unified and Specified Commands. In addition, WWMCCS is intended to support the Joint Chiefs of Staff in carrying out their responsibilities.
Page i - Authorities (the President and the Secretary of Defense) a capability to — receive warning and intelligence information, — apply the resources of the military departments, — assign military missions, and — provide direction to the Unified and Specified Commands. In addition, WWMCCS is intended to support the Joint Chiefs of Staff in carrying out their responsibilities.
Page 9 - ... Assistant Secretary of Defense (Intelligence) was given the responsibility to advise the Secretary of Defense on all matters relating to warning and intelligence. — The Assistant Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) was made the central focal point for ADP procurements, reporting, and reutilization. — The three military services retained the responsibility for funding and budgeting the acquisition of equipment and for developing software. Since each of the three services is assigned different...

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