availability of resources is considered in all cases as in the single-channel TACSAT program. Emphasis is also
placed on mission and organizational priorities in accordance with JCS military operations (MOP) 178.
3. The process for GMF satellite control, management, and access flow follows the path outlined below.
The CINC's CSPE planner coordinates,
consolidates, and prioritizes the user element's satellite requirements within his theater. He submits satellite
access requests (SARs) to the GMF managers. On approval, he receives the satellite access authorization
(SAA) that provides operation orders (OPORDs) or operation plans (OPLANs) to the terminal operators.
b. RSSC GMF manager. The RSSC GMF manager-
Receives the SAR from the CSPE.
Coordinates with DISA for added resources (if required).
Develops alternate plans and coordinates with the CSPE if SARs cannot be met due to resource
Initiates and transmits an SAA to the CSPE or denies access based on available resources.
Sends a copy of the SAA to the relevant Defense Satellite Communications System Operations
c. DISA. The DISA-
Is the system manager and technical director for the DSCS.
Allocates the resources available
Adjudicates resource requirements between GMF and DSCS user.
d. JCS. The JCS adjudicates differing resource requirements of the CINC which cannot be resolved
between the CSPE, the GMF manager, and the DISA due to resource limitations.
e. GMF network controller (GNC). The GNC-
Is under the operational control (OPCON) of the GMF manager
Has OPCON of all GMF TACSAT terminals
Uses resources within the GMF allocation and the SAA