REDSTONE ARSENAL, AL - March 23, 2011 - The Secretary of the Army directed the Commander of U.S. Army Materiel Command to create a repository for Army logistics data that will provide a single, common location for all Army materiel stakeholders to access, acquire and deliver data and information for managing Army materiel.

The Logistics Information Warehouse will facilitate the optimization of materiel management in support of Army Force Generation and the Army's Equipping Strategy. LIW will be the Army's authoritative materiel data repository.

"Once we achieve total asset visibility we can then leverage it to make our generating force more responsive and agile in meeting the needs of the Warfighter," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh in a March 22, 2011 memorandum to Army leadership.

LIW will initially provide access to data from 12 separate, previously existing systems: Army Equipping Enterprise System; Army War Reserve Deployment System; Consolidated Issue Facility Installation Support Module; Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support Joint Medical Asset Repository; Global Combat Support System- Army; Logistics Modernization Program; Materiel Enterprise Non-Standard Equipment Database; Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced; Standard Army Maintenance System - Enhanced; Standard Army Maintenance System - Installation Enhanced; Standard Army Retail Supply System; and Wildcat Maintenance Management Systems.

As the system grows, and information requirements change, the number of data systems accessible through LIW will increase.

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