New software speeds up Marines’ online ordering, even when not online

Online ordering of supplies can save a lot of time, particularly for armed forces deployed around the world. But if you don’t have a good Internet connection, you could be out of luck. The Marine Corps acquisition force is cutting into that disadvantage with new software that speeds up the process of placing orders even when Marines can’t send an order at the moment.

With the latest software update to the Marines’ acquisition system, even Marines in areas without Internet connectivity can shop for weapons and equipment and fill out order requests, which can save them a lot of time. They might not get to place their orders right away, but they’ll be ready when the opportunity presents itself. And, perhaps most important to Marines, they’ll spend less time in the system than they did before.

The new release of the Global Combat Support System-Marine Corps (GCSS-MC), Version 1.1.1, includes three applications that help accelerate the ordering process: Mobile Field Service, Tactical Wide-Area Network and Enhanced Automated Task Organization.

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