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How to convert your data to LOGFAS

In response to the digital transformation and complexity of military logistics, the large number and diversity of its members, and to offer a standardized solution to the members, NATO developed the LOGFAS suite of operation enablement tools (click here to discover what is LOGFAS). LOGFAS supports complex military operations, from their planning to execution and sustainment, managing equipment, missions, and personal data in a standardized, independent, and nation-agnostic fashion. Unified view…

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What are the LOGFAS training options?

Learning LOGFAS from your Home Station or your Home Office? As the world slowly recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and the way it has changed our lives, some changes are meant to persist. Among other things, 2020 will be remembered as the year during which working and interacting with others changed. This major shift has required organizations to develop and adapt to new communication strategies and tools (e.g., videoconference platforms) to continue to perform their duties and support…

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Demystifying Machine Learning – Part II: Decision vs. Insight in Logistics

This is the second article in a series on Demystifying Machine Learning. If you have not read the first article yet, you can check it out here: Demystifying Machine Learning. Reviewing Decision vs. Insight in Machine Learning In our first article, we outlined the three main types of machine learning (supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning) and identified what outputs could be expected from each. If you seek assistance or automation in making a decision that has a correct or…

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Demystifying Machine Learning

What is Machine Learning? Despite a growing popularity and importance over the past decade, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) can be intimidating concepts to approach because of the vast and complex technical background they rely on and require to be properly implemented. Contrary to popular belief, this technical background is not necessary to understand these concepts, and in this article, we will demystify Machine Learning without diving into any of its mathematical…

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What is a Logistics COP

Command and Control relies on high-quality logistics and operation data for critical decision making Military leaders and their staff must make decisions to effectively command and control the diverse capabilities of a joint or multinational force in complex environments. The US Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms defines Command and Control (C2) as: The exercise of authority and direction by a properly designated commander over assigned and attached forces in the…

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Why interoperability matters

Definitions of interoperability In Joint Publication 6, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) defines interoperability as the condition achieved among communications-electronics systems or items of communications-electronics equipment when information or services can be exchanged directly and satisfactorily between them and/or their users. In NATO Glossary of Terms and Definitions, NATO defines interoperability as the ability of Alliance forces and, when appropriate, forces of…

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What is LOGFAS

What is LOGFAS? Logistics Functional Area Services (LOGFAS) is the suite of tools supporting NATO logistics processes for strategic movement and transportation, multinational deployment planning and execution, in-theatre movement scheduling, and sustainment planning. It is developed, maintained and supported by the Service Support and Business Application of NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA). Why is LOGFAS important? NATO LOGFAS is the cornerstone of multinational and joint…

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JEDI-X DoD White Paper

The CJCS National Military Strategy identifies the need for interoperability in the Dynamic Force Employment (DFE). It states that Building a strong, agile, and resilient force requires better interoperability and enhancing the combat lethality and survivability of our allies and partners. In the US Army, Army Futures Command leads a continuous transformation of Army modernization in order to provide future warfighters with the concepts, capabilities and organizational structures they need to…

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