INFORMATION PAPER

 

SUBJECT: Disposition of EPDS System

1. Purpose. Provide data on redistribution activities associated with the defielding of the Electronic Processing and Dissemination System (EPDS) system.

2. Facts.

         a. Background. With the fielding of the Advanced Electronic Processing and Dissemination System (AEPDS) this year, the older EPDS system became obsolete and is in the process of being taken out of the field. The systems operated by both Air Force and Army units are located at ten installations around the world. In addition to the systems in the hands of users, the ASPO has a significant stockage of repair parts, a training facility at Ft Huachuca, AZ., and an operational laboratory system. Prior to the defielding, ASPO determined that many of the components inside the EPDS system could still satisfy requirements within the Army and Air Force. All the potential claimants for the materiel were notified and requested to help in the defielding effort. The current claimants to date are: The USAF Space and Missile Center (Data Acquisition System (DAS) equipment), two national special access programs (DAS equipment), US Army Guardrail System (All workstations), Naval Research Laboratory (empty van) and ASPO (all communications equipment and vans). At the conclusion of the defielding, there will be almost nothing left.

        b. Major Milestones. Defielding activities are being coordinated with fielding of AEPDS and redistribution operations on-going at SHARPE Army Depot.

        c. Current Status. Three vans currently at the Depot with seven more due in by the end of the fiscal year. Reuse of these components from the EPDS is a multi million dollar savings to the Department of Defense.