SAAS-MODStandard Army Ammunition System-Modernization
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The 8th software version of SAAS-MOD enabled secure file transfer protocol (SFTP) communication by means of either the Unclassified but Sensitive Internet Protocol Routing Network (NIPRNet) or a very small aperture terminal (VSAT) satellite dish.
Having to set up two different accounts for each two-way data transfer is very confusing to most SAAS-MOD operators.
It was initially unclear to CSSAMOs that ammunition requests flow up through a different system than SAAS-MOD. The Total Ammunition Management Information System (TAMIS) is the interface that allows SAAS-MOD to electronically request ammunition, reconcile and close out electronic documents, and provide accurate expenditure reports for Army ammunition managers.
The Ordnance Munitions and Electronic Maintenance School at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, reviewed the guide and stated that it was the best guide on SAAS-MOD software change package 9 that they had seen.
In future logistics unit TOEs, a SAAS-MOD support structure will be added to the basic CSSAMO capability of logistics automation support.
This single representative will be the onsite troubleshooter for SAAS-MOD database and connectivity issues.
The CSSAMO munitions sergeant needs to establish and maintain liaison with SAAS-MOD operating elements within his parent, supported, and supporting organizations.
Eventually, SAAS-MOD will be subsumed into the Global Combat Service Support-Army (Field/Tactical) as a component of the Single Army Logistics Enterprise.
While deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08, the 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command's combat service support automation management officer (CSSAMO) developed a user's guide to help SAAS-MOD operators configure the system to accept Internet protocol (IP) routing, Department of Defense activity address codes (DODAACs), passwords, and permissions across multiple networks.
SAAS-MOD integrated the requisite data fields, financial data, and requisitions, but not without some challenges to IP configuration between the very small aperture terminal satellite system and the established Unclassified but Sensitive Internet Protocol Routing Network.
SAAS-MOD reporting, net explosive weights, the DODIC, and a LOT locator file are sent to the sustainment brigade, Marine OIC, and CMMC daily to provide stock and transaction visibility.
Both the CSSB and the BSB are enabled with visibility through Standard Army Management Information Systems (STAMIS) such as PBUSE, SARSS-1, SAAS-MOD and SAMS, the Unit Level Logistics System-Aviation Enhanced (ULLS-AE), and the Movement Tracking System (MTS).