ANSI serves as administrator and coordinator of the United States private
sector voluntary standardization system. ANSI's primary goal is the enhancement
of global competitiveness of U.S. business and the American quality of
life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity
assessment systems and promoting their integrity.
DISA is transforming the way Department of Defense (DoD) users move,
share, and use information. The DISA mission is: to plan, engineer,
develop, test, manage programs, acquire, implement, operate, and maintain
information systems for C4I and mission support under all conditions of
peace and war.
All approved joint definitions are contained in Joint Publication 1-02:
DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. At this site you
can either browse the dictionary, or search for the definition and usage
of individual terms.
MEL is a Defense Modeling and Simulation Office (DMSO) sponsored, one-stop
site for ordering environmental information. Through MEL, users can locate
and order environmental information that resides at different United States
military and Government sites.
INCITS develops national standards and its technical experts participate
on behalf of the United States in the international standards activities
of ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information Technology. Through participation in INCITS,
industry leaders and users alike have the opportunity to open new markets,
dismantle non-tariff trade barriers, and build the basic structure of the
Global Information Infrastructure.
NGA has a global mission and unique responsibilities to manage and
provide imagery and geospatial information to national policy makers and
military forces. In recognition of its unique responsibilities and global
mission, NGA is also established as part of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
AFAMS is a field operating agency that coordinates the Air Force's
(AF) growing requirement for Modeling and Simulation (M&S). AFAMS's
mission is: to support implementation and use of the Joint Synthetic
Battlespace by: implementing AF/DoD M&S policy and standards; managing,
coordinating, and integrating major AF M&S programs and initiatives;
supporting corporate AF M&S operations; and promoting and supporting
(formerly the U.S. Army Model and Simulation Office (AMSO))
BCSE is the operational activity that validates and prioritizes requirements
for Army Modeling and Simulation (M&S). In support of the Army - its
mission and soldiers - AMSO provides the vision, strategy, oversight, and
management of M&S across all M&S domains.
TEC's Mission Statement reads: to provide the warfighter with a
superior knowledge of the battlefield, and support the Nation's civil and
environmental initiatives through research, development, and the application
of expertise in topographic and related sciences.
NAVMSMO provides centralized management of Navy Modeling and Simulation
(M&S), coordinates M&S efforts across functional areas, and develops
policies and procedures necessary for M&S standardization within the
Navy. NAVMSMO serves as the focal point for Navy M&S, as well as to
the Services, DoD, Joint Staff, and other agencies.
NRL (Washington) is the Navy's corporate laboratory. NRL conducts a
broadly-based multidisciplinary program of scientific research and advanced
technological development directed toward maritime applications of new
and improved materials, techniques, equipment, system, and ocean, atmospheric,
and space sciences and related technologies.