Global Combat Support System - Marine Corps (GCSS-MC)
GCSS-MC stands for Global Combat Support System-Marine Corps. It is the technology centerpiece of Logistics Modernization (LogMod), the program that will forever change the way expeditionary logistics support is delivered to the Marines. LogMod focuses on integrating a new organizational structure with streamlined processes and modern technology.
GCSS-MC positions the Marines to meet today’s rapidly-escalating needs for reliable data and to easily take advantage of future technology upgrades. It is a web-based, digital information system that will give Marines a single source of accurate and timely information about logistics. As GCSS-MC provides near-real time information, the Corps will benefit from vastly improved asset visibility, reduced customer wait time, and decreased dependency on forward-positioned material.
GCSS-MC is being deployed incrementally. Capability Release 1 (core logistics business functionality) is the initial release of core Logistics Chain Management capabilities. The objective of this release is to do a better job of planning, reporting, decision making, and managing assets. The second release, Capability Release 2 (capability to deploy functionality to austere/immature environments), is the sophisticated technology that enhances the ability of the MAGTF to access information in austere environments. Capability Release 2 allows for the transfer of data between the NIPRNET and SIPRNET, disaster recovery, and the transfer of data back and forth between CONUS and deployed versions of the system.
The focus of future blocks is to enhance capabilities in the areas of depot-level/supply/maintenance, transportation/distribution, logistics chain planning, life-cycle management, general engineering, and health services. The functionality will be based on direction from the Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics as well as from Operating Forces feedback.