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JITC EAM OT&E SUPPORT

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Emergency Action Messages (EAMs) are highly structured, authenticated messages primarily used in the command and control of nuclear forces. EAMs are disseminated over numerous survivable and non-survivable communication systems including terrestrial and space systems. The current backbone for pre-attack EAM dissemination is the Automatic Digital Network (AUTODIN) and associated DTHs. A post-DTH EAM Hybrid Solution has been endorsed by the U.S. Military Communications-Electronics Board (MCEB) and approved by the EAM Board of Directors at their 5 October 2001 meeting. The EAM Hybrid Solution is comprised of the Air Force’s existing Defense Improved Emergency Messaging and Transmission System (IEMATS) Replacement Command and Control Terminal (DIRECT), the Air Force’s expanded Strategic Automated Command and Control System (SACCS), expansion of the Navy’s Nova (not an acronym) AUTODIN bypass network, Defense Messaging System (DMS), and the Pentagon Telecommunications Service Center (PTSC). This EAM Hybrid Solution uses several new and/or modified system interfaces that will eliminate the DTHs, while retaining a highly structured architecture that will continue to meet Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3) requirements. JITC is the Lead Operational Test Agency (OTA) for the Operational Test.


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POC: DSN 879-0489, e-mail

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