A joint communications system for managing security cooperation among service chiefs, combatant commanders and the Secretary of Defense is ready for prime time as the services are beginning to switch over from their branch- and command-specific systems to the Defense Department program.
The Joint Global Theater Security Cooperation Management Information System, or G-TSCMIS, has been years in the planning and development, and a Marine Corps administrative message released on Jan. 2 indicates it’s about to go live.
“Alongside all DoD combatant commands, services and agencies, the Marine Corps will transition to the Joint G-TSCMIS in late February,” the message states.
The new system will offer a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of U.S. security cooperation activities worldwide, providing officials the ability to view, manage, assess and report on security events and operations.
It’s also expected to enable improved planning and efficiencies in cooperative security activities through monitoring and allocating funding and helping to identifying redundancies, according to the Corps’ message.
In the meantime, to get the new global system “to reach full operational capability” in February, all data in the services’ and combatant commands’ individual system have to be exported and uploaded into the new one.
Those actions will start this month and continue until late February.