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Last Updated : 01/27/2023

JDOCSHELL is a US Army Logistics Data Analysis Center (LDAC) product that services as “an alternative to the traditional document authoring process. It is designed to generate documents that would benefit from expert system/knowledge base technologies. It provides a structured framework in which to easily represent the latest policy and regulatory guidance, past lessons learned, and best practices validated by recognized subject matter experts. DOCSHELL permits users to create high quality, thorough, policy compliant documents in a fraction of the time exhibited in the traditional, labor intensive, document development approach. Its use of expert system/knowledge base technologies ensures that each document development effort doesn't constitute a total new start.” Note:   Users who are unable to access the site can e-mail the USARMY Redstone Arsenal LDAC Mailbox TSB SmartDesk at [email protected]

For more information

  • https://www.ldac.army.mil/jdocshell

Additional information

Java Document Generating Shell's Many Applications - JDOCSHELL is a unique software package because it gives you the ability to write your own expert system document authoring applications. The easy-to-use, graphical Knowledge Base Development Environment makes it possible to write as many applications as you want without any computer programming experience. Here are just a few of the uses for JDOCSHELL:

  • Life Cycle Logistics Planning 
  • Acquisition Strategy
  • Statement of Work
  • Computer Resources Life Cycle Management Plan (Army)
  • Transportability Requirements
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Test and Evaluation Planning 

Processes Supported 

  • Other 

Departments Associated

  • Army
  • Navy / Marine Corps
  • Air Force
  • Agencies

Integrated Product Support Elements Addressed


This product support analytical tool was identified as part of a database provided solely to assist defense acquisition workforce professionals to identify best value product support solutions which optimize system readiness and life cycle cost. Neither the Department of Defense or the Defense Acquisition University provide any warranty of these tools whatsoever, whether express, implied, or statutory, including, but not limited to, any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or any warranty that the contents of the item will be error-free. This analytical tools database should under no circumstances be considered as being all-encompassing, and is in no-wise meant to endorse the capabilities or products of any particular individual, company, or organization. 

Part of the LDAC Tool Suite

For more information on the other tools available, visit the DAU LDAC Tool Suite page.


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