Digitization of the battlefield is the insertion of digital technologies across all
levels and within both combat and support organizations. It depends on the
integration of numerous elements including computer processing, advanced
software, displays, communications and position/navigation components.
Digitization will enhance command and control (to include C2 of combat service
support units). The overall results will include improved situational awareness,
better compatibility across the battlefield operating systems, and shorter decision
The following ADP systems impact combat service support (CSS):
CSS support to a degree depends on support requirements generated by and
managed through the respective Standard Army Management Information
Systems (STAMISs). Current and future developments will bring together
functional STAMISs into an integrated CSS management information system.
The Combat Service Support Control System (CSSCS) component of the
Army Battle Command System (ABCS) provides critical CSS information for
the theater and force level commanders.
The 1992 Department of Defense Total Asset Visibility (DTAV) Plan provides
for a phased implementation of key policies, procedures, systems and related
communications technologies. The DTAV concept uses many existing systems
and commercial "off-the-shelf " software to track the location, quantity, and
condition of selected major end items, reparables, ammunition, and other support
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