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The AUTODIN Legacy Project

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  Autodiners History by Site
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  1. Index: A TimeLine about  the adventures of the people
    The AUTODIN "fuel"

  1. Becoming aware of AUTODIN - Where were you when ... ?

  2. Local training (Areas and Divisions) - Technical

    1. FCC license course - obtaining our 2nd class licenses

    2. Technical Control - The  input/output "bosses" central control

    3. Modem

  3. Cherry Hill - Technical

    1. Supervisor's class - CDP, ADU and CSU

      1. First class

      2. Second class

      3. Third class

    2. Technician's class - All the rest

      1. Andrews class

      2. Gentile class

      3. Norton class

      4. McClellan class

      5. Tinker class

  4. Assignments - Contractor maintenance

    1. Temporary

      1. Managers and Supervisors

      2. Technicians

    2. Permanent (initial)

      1. Managers and Supervisors

      2. Technicians

  5. Staffing the AUTODIN centers

    1. Federal employees - operations

    2. Military - Air Force initially

    3. Contractors

      1. Major sub-contractors

  6. Installation, Testing and Cut-over

    1. Norton AESC (the first online)

    2. McClellan

    3. Tinker

    4. Andrews

    5. Gentile

  7. Initial operation - the first three years - 1962 to 1965

    1. Andrews

    2. Gentile

    3. McClellan

    4. Norton

    5. Tinker

  8. E-Mods

    1. Andrews

    2. Gentile

    3. McClellan

    4. Norton

    5. Tinker

  9. The new AESC's
    1. Expansion of the Military's role
      1. Army
      2. Navy
    2. CONUS expansion
      1. Albany

      2. Fort Detrick

      3. Hancock

      4. Wahiawa

    3. Testing and cut-over

  10. AUTODIN "life" goes on in the expanded CONUS system

  11. Meantime AUTODIN expands overseas

    1. Philco-Ford (and Ford Aerospace) - Major contractors

      1. The overseas ASC centers

    2. SAIC

  12. Back in the CONUS system - The end of Western Union's role

  13. Enter ASC - American Satellite Corporation

    1. The purchase

    2. The transition

  14. Contel (Continental Telephone) acquires ASC

  15. Along came GTE

  16. The systematic shutdown of existing AUTODIN centers

    1. CONUS - where did everyone go ?

    2. Overseas - where did they go ?

  17. DMS, Defense Message System, on the horizon (since 1990)

  18. AUTODIN remnants renamed DTH, DMS Transition Hubs

    1. The AUTODIN "officially" saga ends

  19. DynaCorp acquires AUTODIN/DTH from GTE - Who went with them?

  20. The system today

    1. AUTODIN - no more - after 45 Billion messages from 1962 to 1999

      1. Fewer than 20 messages "misplaced and never found" !

    2. DTH - three centers still operational

      1. Fort Detrick, Maryland - USA (CONUS) - who stayed?

      2. Pirmasens, Germany - Europe

      3. Wahiawa - Hawaii (CONUS) - who stayed?

      4. DynaCorp remains the CONUS prime contractor

    3. DMS - Moving ahead

  21. ... and the end of a "Glorious Ride" !

    1. Recent past - The demise of Western Union

    2. Today - AUTODIN/DTH (?) - Still passing traffic

    3. The future - The Internet appears to be the successor

    4. Where are all the "old-timers" ?

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