MILSTRIP Messages to be
Submitted Vice Defense Automatic
In certain situations, material requirements
dictate the need for procurement by the Defense
Automatic Addressing System (DAAS). DAAS
is a real time random access digital computer
system that uses the Automatic Digital Network
(AUTODIN) switching centers of the Defense
Communications System to receive and auto-
matically retransmit MILSTRIP messages. You
can send follow-ups, cancellations, modifiers, and
requisitions via DAAS. Each document included
on the message is limited to 66 card columns of
data, All transmittals are accomplished by
AUTODIN which automatically provides you
with a punched card (or magnetic tape image) for
each document included in your message.
Processing the MILSTRIPs by DAAS is fast
and efficient. You will find that you can receive
status and material about 2 or 3 weeks sooner than
by mailing your requisitions.
REQUISITIONS QUALIFIED FOR DAAS.
When material is authorized to be requisitioned
by message, and when no exception data is
required, message requisitions for NSN or NICN
items can be prepared and submitted by DAAS.
Message requisitions for non-NSN items that
require remarks or exception data can be prepared
and submitted, but not by DAAS.
PREPARE MESSAGE REQUISITION FOR
TRANSMITTAL. When a message requisition
is prepared for transmittal via DAAS the
MILSTRIP data will be entered in columns 1-66
on the MILSTRIP Message Transmittal Work-
sheet, NAVSUP Form 1353-1. If your ship
communications procedures permit the use of
handwritten message forms, you can prepare a
local form with wider columns instead of using
the NAVSUP Form 1353-1. The locally prepared
form must follow the same format as the
NAVSUP form. You will notice that the message
format does not include paragraph numbers and
no slants between data elements, nor does it
include the letters BLNK for data elements that
are not applicable to the requisition. When data
elements are not applicable, the data columns will
be left blank. Except for the 66-character
restriction, this message form is limited only to
the number of requisitions that can be listed on
one page. These requisitions that are listed on a
page can all have different routing identifier
codes. See figure 5-8.
Figure 5-8.DAAS MILSTRIP requisitions.