DOD bolsters command and control capability

U.S. Department of Defense officials are ushering in a new generation of strategic command and control systems with the June 30 full-up implementation of the Global Command and Control System, better known as GCCS. The new system, which uses a variety of commercially developed technology, takes over for the DOD`s venerable World Wide Military Command and Control System, or WWMCCS. Previous - and failed - efforts to replace the old Cold War-era WWMCCS reads like a slag heap of acronyms. First cam

U.S. Department of Defense officials are ushering in a new generation of strategic command and control systems with the June 30 full-up implementation of the Global Command and Control System, better known as GCCS. The new system, which uses a variety of commercially developed technology, takes over for the DOD`s venerable World Wide Military Command and Control System, or WWMCCS. Previous - and failed - efforts to replace the old Cold War-era WWMCCS reads like a slag heap of acronyms. First came the WWMCCS Information System, or WIS. Then came WWMCCS ADP Modernization, or WAM. The GCCS superseded those efforts. - J.K.

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