Army fields DMS for use in Middle East

The Army is using the Defense Message System at command facilities in Kuwait and Afghanistan to send out tactical messages over the Defense Information Systems Network.

DMS lets users send secure messages directly from their PCs, eliminating the need to save messages on bulky diskettes and then transport them to a coalition forces message center for electronic delivery.

'Everything good about DMS is in DMS-A,' said Col. Tom Hogan, project manager for the Army Enterprise Infostructure Program at Fort Belvoir, Va.

DMS-A is the Army's tactical version of DMS. Hogan discussed DMS-A at a recent industry day sponsored by the Army's Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems.

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