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CAISI 2.0 Achieves Full Operational Capability

By Paul Tremblay, PM DCATS Public Affairs

Mr. Douglas Wiltsie is flanked by COL Clyde Richards and LTC Jeff Etienne during the ribbon cutting ceremony.
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Mr. Douglas Wiltsie is flanked by COL Clyde Richards and LTC Jeff Etienne during the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Product Director, Defense-Wide Transmission Systems (PD DWTS) conducted a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Scales Army Reserve Center, Fort Belvoir, Va., May 5. The event celebrated achievement of Full Operational Capability (FOC) of the Combat Service Support (CSS) Automated Information Systems Interface (CAISI) version 2.0. Attendees included Mr. Douglas Wiltsie, PEO EIS; Mr. Kevin Carroll and Mr. Gary Winkler (former PEOs EIS); COL Clyde Richards, Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission System (DCATS); and LTC Jeff Etienne, PD DWTS.

Launched in 1991, the CAISI network is the largest tactical wireless network in the DOD. An easily portable wireless solution that provides secure local area network connectivity for real-time transfer of sustainment and other tactical data, CAISI connects forward deployed sustainment personnel with established logistics operations in the rear.

The Army Acquisition Objective for CAISI 2.0 was 39,375 systems. PD DWTS attained that objective by fielding 29,156 CAISI 2.0 Bridge Modules (CBMs) and 2,906 System Support (SSR) Representative Kits since December 2008, and by acquiring another 7,019 CBMs and 294 SSR Kits as float systems and spare parts for sustainment operations, thus achieving FOC.

Congratulations to LTC Etienne and the DWTS Team!

Posted May 09, 2014