About Distribute.mil

One portal. Many operations.

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Distribute.mil drives distribution operations by providing an enterprise-accessible portal that enables faster execution, smarter collaboration and greater situational awareness.

One-Stop-Shop. With all the information operators need in one place, Distribute.mil enables faster execution.

Empowering Tools. Operators execute tasks with technology that works for them ... not the other way around.

Enterprise Collaboration. Operators can dialogue with others throughout the JDDE with integrated Web 2.0 tools.

Customizable Workspace. Operators customize their workspace to solve DPO challenges in ways that fit their needs.

Better Decision Making. Distribute.mil harnesses the power of GTP – equipping operators with the right insight right away.

Execute.

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Multiple teams of business process experts, graphic designers, software developers and others are tirelessly working to create portlets that streamline your job. Portlets are currently being developed for the following areas:

  • Special Airlift Assignment Mission (SAAM) Validation
  • Deployment
  • Strategic Surface Route Plan (SSRP)
  • Movement Requirements Visibility - Sustainment (MRV-S)
  • Defense Courier Service
  • Fusion Center Desktop
  • Many more on the way...

Connect.

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Easily communicate with contacts from around the world through your personal pages or within a site:

  • Connect immediately through instant messaging (IM)
  • Discuss important topics across message boards
  • Collaborate via wiki pages
  • Participate in blogs
  • Share documents and images
  • Fusion Center Desktop
  • Keep up with friends

The Corporate Services Vision

USTRANSCOM/DPO is transforming Information Technology (IT) acquisition and implementation processes to deliver net-centric capabilities through our Corporate Services Vision (CSV). CSV will provide the Distribution Process Owner (DPO) with a less complex, more process and information-centric, and more flexible environment to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of our enterprise resources and functions.

Standardized View: Distribute.mil Populated by Standardized Services: Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Made Possible by Standardized Processes: Business Process Management (BPM) Made Possible by Standardized Information Exchanges: Extensible Markup Language (XML) Developed in Standardized Delivery: Knowledge Management Lab (KML)/Enterprise Integration Lab (EIL)/Production Standardized View

Distribute.mil Simply put, the standardized view of the CSV is an online portal known as Distribute.mil. GTP will leverage Distribute.mil to visualize operational capabilities. Eventually, other DPO programs will use the portal — ultimately creating a standardized view for all DPO programs. Like GTP, their capabilities will be expressed as “applications” or “apps” — operators select only the apps they need to execute job-related tasks. Operators who benefit from GTP, for example, use (or will use) apps to plan, prepare, execute and assess distribution pipeline activities.

Standardized Services

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Core to the CSV is a paradigm shift from systems to services (i.e. capabilities). In layman’s terms, standardized services help negate the need for operators to interact with disparate systems to execute their tasks. When operators rely on multiple systems, they give up a certain level of efficiency as each system has its own set of business rules. Moreover, some systems are duplicative – further driving down efficiencies. With standardized services, operators throughout the enterprise benefit from consistent business rule implementations and consistent capabilities for each DPO workflow.

Standardized Information Exchanges

Extensible Markup Language (XML) To support operators, programs like GTP require vast amounts of timely and accurate data. The data they need, however, is frequently stored on disparate systems that weren’t necessarily designed to communicate with each other. The CSV, through standardized information exchanges, is helping those systems talk to each other while meaningfully delivering complete, consistent data to operators. With the right data in their hands, operators can now solve DPO challenges in new ways.

Standardized Delivery

Knowledge Management Lab (KML)/Enterprise Integration Lab (EIL)/Production To standardize delivery of new capabilities, the DPO has designed an improved development process that takes place under one roof known as a common computing environment (CCE). The process builds new technology through a phased approach: research, development, software integration, and production. In addition to helping streamline the delivery of new capabilities to end users, the CCE facilitates the reuse of standardized services, maintains a consistent security posture and aids in the insertion of new technologies throughout the enterprise at reduced costs. This new process is currently driving the development of key GTP capabilities.

Standardized Processes

Business Process Management (BPM) A key task for GTP planners is to inject efficiency into the distribution pipeline through better process management, consistent business rules and workflows. These efforts are paramount to GTP. The CSV complements these efforts by providing enabling technology through business process management (BPM) software. Tools such as the BPM suite capture and automate improved processes for operators.