Defense Logistics Agency news release (April 11, 2006): IDE/GTN convergence improves logistics/transportation visibility.FORT BELVOIR Fort Belvoir is a United States military installation and a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 7,176 at the 2000 census. , Va. -- Increased logistics information sharing See data conferencing. across the Department of Defense, improved reliability and responsiveness for data exchange needs, and enhanced materiel ma·te·ri·el or ma·té·ri·el
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A new program office has been established to unify logistics/distribution/transportation visibility efforts between DLA's Integrated Data Environment (IDE) initiative and USTRANSCOM's Global Transportation Network (GTN GTN gestational trophoblastic neoplasia. ) program, with the goal of eliminating redundancy, streamlining access to data, and optimizing resources.
The convergence of the two programs will provide common integrated data services to assist development of applications that will give combatant commands, the Services, DoD, and other federal agencies a cohesive solution to manage supply chain, distribution, and logistics information. Convergence will provide a single point of systems data integration within and between DLA DLA
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To smooth the integration process, both programs have been placed under a single program executive officer, David Falvey, at DLA. The program manager is Army Lt. Col. Pat Flanders at USTRANSCOM. Flanders is currently leading a 90-day technical analysis to evaluate and recommend the best approach to deliver these capabilities. After the analysis, the DLA/USTRANSCOM team will jointly develop the strategy for delivering the necessary data sharing and systems to provide this needed end-to-end capability.
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