Tag Archive for Distributed Common Ground System

(U//FOUO) U.S. Forces Afghanistan DCGS-A Problems Mean “Lives Lost” Memo

Intelligence analysts in theater do not have the tools required to fully analyze the tremendous amounts of information currently available in theater. The impact of this shortfall is felt in almost every activity that intelligence supports. Analysts cannot provide their commanders a full understanding of the operational environment. Without the full understanding of the enemy and human terrain, our operations are not as successful as they could be. This shortfall translates into operational opportunities missed and lives lost.

Army Requests Removal of Document from Public Intelligence

Subject: FW: FOUO DCGS-A Commanders Handbook On Public Website (i.e., http://publicintelligence.net) (UNCLASSIFIED)
From: “Garcia, Michael F LTC NG USA”
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2009 09:42:46 -0700
CC: “McCue, Thomas V Mr CIV USA USAASC” , “Evans, Sandra C CIV USA USAASC” , “Wong, Wai L Mr CIV USA USAASC” , “Depue, Tara CIV USA USAASC” , “Vile, Stephen MAJ RES USA USARC”

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE


It has come to our attention our DCGS-A Commander’s Handbook is posted
on your website. The document is FOUO and needs to be password protect
and removed from your website ASAP.

Thank you,
LTC Mike Garcia
Asst TCM-Sensor Processing
Bldg 41419, Ft. Huachuca, Az 85615
Office# 520-533-8938

Army Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS A) Commander’s Handbook

Access to the Intelligence Enterprise is through the Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A). This Commander’s Handbook is an overview of the capabilities DCGS-A is providing to the commander. It addresses the benefits of employment of DCGS-A as a whole, rather than any particular fielded version. DCGS-A, as a component to the DoD Distributed Common Ground/Surface System Mission Area program, is greatly contributing to the Joint and combined Warfighter needs.