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BLACK & ROSSI PRESIDENT BILL BLACK CO-AUTHORS ARTICLE ENTITLED “EVOLVING MAINTENANCE DATA SHARING TO FULLY SUPPORT THE JOINT LOGISTICS ENTERPRISE” PUBLISHED IN WINTER 2013 ISSUE OF THE EXCEPTIONAL RELEASE

THE WOODLANDS, TX – JANUARY 15, 2014 — In order to efficiently support the Joint Logistics Enterprise (JLEnt), the world’s military services and affiliated stakeholders must change the way they share, process, analyze and disseminate information to sustain Warfighters on theatres of battle. That’s the theme of an article in the Winter 2013 issue of The Exceptional Release co-authored by President Bill Black of Black & Rossi and Steven J. Morani. Black, a retired USMC Colonel and Morani, a retired USAF Colonel, collaborated on the article entitled “Evolving Maintenance Data Sharing to Fully Support the Joint Logistics Enterprise.”

The comprehensive six-page article details how with secure, interoperable visible data made available through networked information systems, the means exists to share services and supplies with the other stakeholders in the JLEnt. The result is the creation of a more integrated and synchronized sustainment network for today’s and tomorrow’s Warfighter. The Joint Logistics Enterprise consists of military services, defense agencies, multinational partners, Joint Force Commanders, interagency collaboration and non-governmental organizations, all of which would benefit from the approach outlined in the article.

The official Department of Defense Strategy calls for increased agility, responsiveness, and economy of force, and the role of the JLEnt is to meet those imperatives through sustained preparedness. Establishing an interoperable and shared environment that is easily accessible to members within the joint supply chain can resolve any lack of visibility and achieve more coordinated and synchronized sharing of maintenance capability. Thus, to optimize access to these data sources, a shared data exchange will enable the various activities to publish and subscribe to information that is targeted to specific users across the supply chain.

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