Simulation milestone. The
Defense Department’s Joint Simulation System has reached its first milestone.

Build Zero, a recent software design review, successfully demonstrated that JSIMS’
basic architecture works. JSIMS is a modeling and simulation tool that integrates Army,
Navy and Air Force systems.

The $150 million program combines the services’ next-generation models, including
the Army’s War Simulation-2000, the Air Force’s National Air and Space Model,
and the Navy’s Maritime System, into a collaborative system. TRW Inc. provides
JSIMS’ systems integration and development.

Programmers used more than 63,000 lines of C++, Ada95 and Java software code to create
Build Zero. JSIMS is expected to top about 1 million lines of code by the time the system
is scheduled to go online in April 2001.

Logistics chief. Roger Kallock has assumed
his new duties as deputy undersecretary of Defense for logistics. Defense Secretary
William Cohen named Kallock in May to head the office, but Kallock instead replaced Roy
Willis, acting deputy, late last month.

Kallock is the principal adviser to the undersecretary of Defense for acquisition and
technology for policy and oversight of logistics operations. He also oversees Defense
policy in the areas of materiel management, maintenance, transportation, logistics
systems, Joint Continuous Acquisition Lifecycle Support programs and electronic commerce.

Kallock comes to the job with more than 30 years of private-sector logistics consulting
experience. Most recently, he was a managing partner at Computer Sciences Corp.

Strategy session. The Air Force earlier this
month awarded Booz, Allen & Hamilton Inc. of McLean, Va., a $102 million
indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to help the service develop its
long-range strategies.

Under the five-year contract, Booz, Allen will support the Air Force in strategic
planning and analysis, war game and concept assessment, database development and systems
administration, force mix analysis and planning, and system capability and cost
performance analysis.

DISN can wait. The Defense Information
Systems Agency has awarded WorldCom Inc. of Vienna, Va., a $9.3 million contract to
provide DOD with asynchronous transfer mode services until the Defense Information Systems
Network satisfies the requirements.

The DISN Interim ATM Services contract has a six-month base period and two six-month
options. WorldCom will provide service for 47 health care sites and deliver T3 access to
designated service points and five T3 gateways between its ATM service and DOD’s
other private ATM networks.

—Gregory Slabodkin

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