MARADMINS : 613/16
R 281420Z NOV 16
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC C4//
SUBJ/USMC INMARSAT PROCEDURES//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/DODI 8420.02P/YMD: 20160915//
REF/B/MARADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC C4/280741ZJAN 09//
REF/C/MARADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC C4/061806ZJUL 11//
REF/D/DOC/GSM-O DISA/YMD: 20150706//
NARR/REF A IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INSTRUCTION ON SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS. REF B IS MARADMIN 0054/09, INMARSAT MOBILE SATELLITE SERVICES USMC POLICY AND PROCEDURES. REF C IS MARADMIN 375/11 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) FUNDING, APPROVAL, AND PROCUREMENT POLICY. REF D IS GLOBAL INFORMATION GRID (GIG) SERVICES MANAGEMENT (GSM)-OPERATIONS (GSM-O) DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTSEM AGENCY DIRECT STOREFRONT (DDSF) GUIDE.//
POC/COLEMAN, ANDRE/CIV/UNIT: CMC C4/CS/TEL: COMM 571-256-8836/EMAIL: ANDRE.COLEMAN (AT)USMC.MIL//
POC/UNIT: CMC C4/CP/MCCMO/TEL: COMM 703-604-0036/EMAIL: MCCMO(AT)USMC.MIL//
POC/BRYANT LAW/CIV/UNIT: NAVIFOR//TEL: COMM 757-203-3217/EMAIL: BRYANT.LAW(AT)NAVY.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. This MARADMIN supersedes ref (c), as USMC policy and procedures for International Maritime Satellite (INMARSAT) mobile satellite services (MSS). INMARSAT is comprised of IP-based Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN), Fleet Broadband (Maritime Communications), Swift Broadband (Aeronautical Communications), and Legacy BGAN services. INMARSAT services include secure and non-secure airtime, mobile INMARSAT areas, equipment purchases and lease, equipment maintenance and installation, operational and maintenance training, systems engineering support, and terrestrial interconnection.//
a. Ref (a) mandates all DoD components with a requirement for Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) to
(1) Use contract vehicles prescribed by the Director, DISA, for procurement of MSS equipment and services. Any request for exception must be submitted to the DoD CIO for consideration.
(2) Leverage DoDs infrastructure and capability investments by procuring DoD-approved user equipment through DISAs procurement process. As prescribed in paragraph 2.b. Use of alternative MSS solutions (i.e., MSS that does not leverage the DoDs infrastructure and capability investments) will be permitted only when DISA provided services cannot satisfy the user requirement.
b. Marine Corps users involved in the purchase of INMARSAT services are required to use the DISA Direct Store Front (DDSF) process by submitting a Telecommunications Request (TR) through the DISA Direct Home Page at https:(SLASH)(SLASH)www.disadirect.disa.mil/products/asp/welcome.asp. DDSF is the new DISA ordering initiative for transport, data, voice, satellite, wireless, and other services. All users are highly encouraged to down-load and review ref (d) in its entirety. Ref (d) provides information for storefront users. Topics include:
(1) Access requirements and instructions to create an account.
(2) Using storefront, to log-in to submit, track, and manage orders.
(3) Instructions on how to start, change, amend, discontinue, and cancel a TR.
(4) Currently, active orderable services.
c. Prior to submitting a TR, using units must ensure the following:
(1) Completion of the commissioning process for INMARSAT terminals.
(2) The establishment of a Program Designator Code (PDC).
(3) Valid line of accounting (LOA).
(4) The DDSF registration of personnel with the appropriate authorized official roles and responsibilities required to create, submit, or approve TR’s for INMARSAT service requests.
d. Purchasing airtime and services via DISA contracts will lessen or decrease the burden user’s traffic will flow via untrusted networks.
a. Legacy INMARSAT terminal commissioning: Marine Corps users must contact NAVIFOR POC and request the current commissioning request form to start the commissioning process.
b. Ordering INMARSAT services: Once the terminal has been properly commissioned, Marine Corps users must establish a PDC with a valid LOA to order INMARSAT services using DDSF. Contact HQMC C4 Marine Corps Circuit Management Office (MCCMO) at mccmo(AT)usmc.mil or commercial telephone (703)604-0036 for instructions and forms. At a minimum, the command G-6/S-6 should be enrolled in DDSF as the authorized approving official (AAO) and the comptroller/fiscal officer be enrolled as the authorized funding officer (AFO) to submit a TR for INMARSAT service activation.
(1) Once INMARSAT service has been activated through DISA the command PDC will start incurring a monthly recurring charge (MRC).
c. Operational/Dialing procedures: Marine Corps users must follow the dialing instructions in accordance with the status of acquisition message (SAM). Entering a different dialing string will force the terminal to access a different Land Earth Station (LES), resulting in additional charges incurred that are not billed through the unit PDC. These additional charges incurred are received by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as invoices for terminals accessing the foreign LES. BGAN terminals are assigned a 9 digit international telephone number with a 3 digit Country code. The country code for all BGAN is 870, which automatically routes the caller to the INMARSAT customer anywhere in the world regardless of which INMARSAT Ocean region the terminal is located. For example: Calling a BGAN phone from the US (0011-870 77218910), Afghanistan (00-870-77218910), BGAN to BGAN (dial 00-870-772189010(pound key)) the (pound key) symbol tells INMARSAT you have finished entering the phone number on a standard analog phone. A helpful website is www.countrycallingcodes.com to find the exact number sequence to place to or from a BGAN phone.
d. Billing: Marine Corps INMARSAT users G-6/S-6 and fiscal officers must review the monthly FCC report to identify unpaid bills tied to their unit command/PDC. The fiscal officer can also contact the FCC at commercial 202-418-2666, to request copies of the invoices and the current DOD report. The G-6/S-6, shall identify and validate the unit INMARSAT mobile number(s) tied to delinquent bills and provide the fiscal officer any updates to user billing information. Fiscal Officers must contact the FCC and coordinate a deadline for final payment of outstanding bills. Failure to resolve unpaid bills, ensure proper commissioning of terminals and enrollment of services under DDSF will result in a temporary bar of services until establishment of an active (funded) PDC and bills are paid in full.
e. Transfer of equipment: If the transfer of INMARSAT terminals is required, units are required to decommission each terminal from the sending command PDC and recommission each terminal with the receiving command PDC. This can be accomplished by contacting the NAVIFOR POC and providing updates to user POC and billing information.
f. Review and Revalidation: Review and Revalidation of PDC and associated LOA is a mandated responsibility for all using units to conduct annually for validating financial accounts with DISA and to determine the discontinuation or deactivation of equipment and services that are no longer needed. It is recommended that the G-6 personnel or the fiscal officer enrolled in DISA Direct also register for the review and revalidation approval role to validate all INMARSAT services with funded billing tied to their command PDC.
g. Termination of services: Deactivation of INMARSAT equipment and services that are no longer needed must be handled through DDSF by TR submission for discontinuance and by contacting the NAVIFOR POC for decommissioning the terminal.
4. This MARADMIN cancels MARADMIN 0054/09.
5. MARADMIN release authorized by BGen Dennis A. Crall, Director, Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4)/CIO of the Marine Corps.//