Army picks software to automate training ammo requests

The Army is deploying software by Silanis Technology of St. Laurent, Quebec, to handle ammunition requests electronically.

The Army's G-3 Collective Training Division has deployed the software under the Training Ammunition Management Information System'Redesigned program. TAMIS'R handles all training ammunition requests worldwide for the Army, Army National Guard and the Marine Corps.

'Soldiers like the new Web-based process, as it provides immediate and clear confirmation that what was requested will be available at the time and place indicated,' said Bob Torche, project manager of TAMIS'R, in a news release.

The system uses Silanis' ApproveIT Extensible HyperText Markup Language (XHTML) Server for electronic signatures, authenticated approvals and digital signing using either the DOD Common Access Card or an ePersona file if the user doesn't have a CAC.

'The addition of electronic signatures increase accuracy, saves time, and allow us to electronically close out the request and capture expenditures immediately,' Torche added.

The previous process for soldiers making ammunition requests for training was to print out the requests and hand-deliver forms to multiple locations for approvals, Torche said. Now, users enter their training requests via the TAMIS'R system, then digitally sign and route the forms to approving officers.

There are about 4,000 users managing training ammunition requests online, which results in roughly 155,000 transactions per month.

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