Units that do come with BCS3
often do not have the current updates, and as a result, cannot get it online.
This exclusive reliance on Excel for logistics status reporting provided an opportunity to observe the effectiveness of logistics tracking without BCS3
Commanders, field-grade officers, and senior NCOs must participate in BCS3
implementation plans to foster its integration into the unit and ensure that the system meets its full potential.
Based on these inputs, BCS3
generates and disseminates near-real-time CSS command and control reports and responses to CSS-related ad hoc queries, updates its database (every 3 hours on average), and provides CSS battlefield functional area information in support of ABCS's common operating picture of the battlefield.
Who drives the BCT to focus on BCS3
and MTS so its BSB can execute its mission?
Before deploying, the BCT command had emphasized the use of BCS3
as the Army logistics management system.
In 12 to 18 months, there should be a common data environment that will have a common portal with single sign-on that will present a common operational picture driven by BCS3
and a Single Mobility System.
Simulations, such as those provided by BCS3
, are used to train commanders and staffs without them having to deploy.
All Army Battle Command Systems are available for training at the MTC--FBCB2, AFATDS, BCS3
, DCGS-A and CPOF, to name a few.
allows for exceptional visibility of brigade- and unit-level assets.
is an end-to-end cargo and equipment tracking management system.
fuses sustainment, in-transit visibility and force-level information to provide a visual logistics picture of the battlefield that helps commanders make decisions at all levels.