Defense Atomic Support Agency support at the AJCC Building D 1962
- Kind of interesting document from the DOE Opennet. Proposed expansion in building D at Site R.
PROGRAM CHANGE PROPOSAL FOR DEFENSE ATOMIC SUPPORT AGENCY FY63-FY68
Publication Date: 1962 May 15
Defense Atomic Support Agency support at the AJCC
DASA SUPPORT OF THE NATIONAL MILITARY CONTROL CENTER
Expand and enhance the data processing and display capabilities
of the existing Alternate Joint War Room complex at the AJCC. on an
interim basis pending completion of new building construction presently
being proposed; thereafter, to serve as the central data processing and
display center for the AJWR.
b. M)DDAc Emergency Capability System (Am). The first oper
ationrl facility of the M)DDAC was established and began operation in
early July 1961. This facility provides operational damage assessment
to JCS elements (Joint Alternate Command Element) in the AJCC. In
addition, the ECAP system has a limited capability to provide status of
forces and resources to JACE as well as to monitor the status of execution
of operational war plans.
increased capability in July 1962 and consequent phase-over into an
interim operational capability pending completion of Building D, AJCC.
The ECAP System is presently supported by an IBM 1401 computer system
(annual rental $160,000).
ational system to one which will center around a CDC 1604 system which
will be supported by the IBM 1401.
This system is presently scheduled for
It is planned to expand this emergency operational
Alternate Joint War Room Complex. An interim modest expansion
of the existing Alternate Joint War Room complex will be accomplished
to accommodate data processing facilities and display facilities and
equipment to support the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Defense
in the command/control and evaluation of national military forces and re+
Sources. The establishment of an evolutionary basis will enable the
Alternate Joint War Room complex to accept inputs of data from the existing
command and control systems of the JCS, Services, CINCs, atomic coordination
machinery, and other responsive agencies. Funds are additionally required
for shock-mounting of data processing and supplementary equipment which
would be utilized during this time period.
b. Tho present Alternato Joint War Room complex in the AJCC,
a primary alternate for national COmDMd authority, h a m limited display
and no data processing capability in any way commeasurate with or cornpatible
with that embodied by the atomic striking forces whioh would
be pmvided strategic guidance f r o m such a center.
EDPS capability in the Alternate Joint War Roam complex will enable the
JCS Joint War Room in the Pentagon and the alternate at the AJCC, to
proceed in close har.ony towards the developnent and maintenance of a
general war data base which can in turn be provided to the mobile
national eme=ency c~mmand posts and appropriate CINCs as interface
capabilities develop. Imrmediate but reasonable expansion of the existing
command center is required to accomodate the EDP and display equipwnt
pending the establishment of a fully adequate Alternate National Military