SUBJECT: REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (RMS)
REF: REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CAPABILITY TO TASK NATIONAL IMAGERY ASSETS AT CORPS,
DTG 251100Z NOV 96

1. IN RESPONSE TO PARAGRAPH 3 A.OF THE REFERENCE, THE CORPS REQUIRE THE CONTINUED FIELDING OF RMS TO THE CORPS COLLECTION MANAGEMENT SECTIONS. AT THE PRESENT TIME, RMS IS THE CORPS’ ONLY METHOD OF DIRECTLY SUBMITTING COLLECTION NOMINATIONS WITHIN THE IMAGERY COMMUNITY.

2. IN RESPONSE TO PARAGRAPH 3 B.OF THE REFERENCE, THE CORPS REQUIRE THAT THE MIGRATION OF RMS INTO JCMT ENSURES THAT JCMT IS FULLY CAPABLE OF PERFORMING ALL RMS FUNCTIONS PRIOR TO RMS DEFIELDING. THE CORPS FEEL THAT RMS PROVIDES MORE THAN THE ABILITY TO TASK NATIONAL IMAGERY ASSETS. IT GIVES THE CORPS COLLECTION MANAGERS AND IMAGERY SECTIONS THE ABILITY TO TASK EXPLOITATION ELEMENTS, DICTATE THE TYPE OF PRODUCT REQUIRED, AND TO TRACK THE COLLECTION PROCESS FROM NOMINATION, THROUGH THE APPROVAL PROCESS, TO COLLECTION, EXPLOITATION, PRODUCT GENERATION, AND PRODUCT DELIVERY. THIS FEEDBACK MECHANISM IS CRITICAL TO A SUCCESSFUL COLLECTION MANAGEMENT PROCESS. THE RMS ALSO PROVIDES THE ABILITY TO RESEARCH NATIONAL DATEBASES FOR REPORTING AND TARGET INFORMATION SUCH AS AIRES LIFE EXTENSION. THESE NATIONAL DATABASES ARE FILLED WITH HISTORICAL, NEAR REAL TIME AND CURRENT INFORMATION AND REPORTING WHICH THE CORPS ACE CAN PROVIDE TO THE TACTICAL COMMANDERS. AT PRESENT JCMT CAN ONLY ACCESS THE DATABASE THAT RESIDES ON ITS HARD DRIVE. RMS ALSO GIVES THE COLLECTION MANGERS THE ABILITY TO ORDER OTHER NATIONAL PRODUCTS SUCH AS 8MM LCM (LOW COST MEDIUM).

3. THE CORPS AGREE THE ACE IS CLUTTERED WITH MULIPLE SYSTEMS AND THAT WHEN JCMT IS FULLY CAPABLE OF RMS FUNCTIONALITIES, DEFIELDING RMS WOULD BE BENEFICIAL. PRIOR TO DEFIELDING HOWEVER, JCMT MUST DEMONSTRATE THAT IT HAS RETAINED THE CRITICAL CAPABILITIES DESCRIBED ABOVE AND THAT IT CAN SEAMLESSLY INTERFACE WITH RMS SO THAT COLLECTION NOMINATIONS CAN BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY, WITHOUT HUMAN INTERVENTION AS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH 3 C OF THE REFERENCE.

4. III CORPS HAS STATED THE REQUIREMENT TO KEEP BOTH SYSTEMS. 5. THE POC'S FOR THIS ACTION ARE LTC APONTE AT DSN 821-2010, COML (520) 533-2010, U-FAX X-5387, CPT FILER AT X7682 OR CW3 MONTGOMERY AT X4614.