Military Engineering Data Asset Locator System

General Information:
The Military Engineering Data Asset Locator System (MEDALS) is a web-based indexing system that provides the ability to locate engineering drawings throughout the Department of Defense (DOD) community. MEDALS serves as the central index for DOD technical data. While MEDALS does not contain digital images of the technical drawings, it does provide the location of the images. The drawings are warehoused, maintained, and distributed by image repositories throughout the United States (U.S.). The image repositories supply MEDALS with technical drawing indexing information which MEDALS, in turn, supplies to its customers. Using MEDALS ensures that the user has located ALL versions of the drawing at ALL locations.

Course Description:
This course provides an introduction to MEDALS. Students learn how to access MEDALS, how to sign on and off the system, how to perform queries by document number, part number, National Stock Number (NSN), and document title. Students also learn about document repositories, file formats, Electronic Data Order Request (EDOR), the MEDALS order page, and order history. The course content includes demonstrations on each aspect of the system as well opportunities for hands-on training through the use of practical exercises. The MEDALS course also explains the relationship between MEDALS and Joint Engineering Data Management Information and Control System (JEDMICS), and how to determine which JEDMICS site to access to obtain a drawing.
Target Audience:        
DLA, military services, Other Government Agencies, and U.S. Government sponsored contractors doing business with the U.S. Government who access MEDALS.

Delivery Methods:          
Classroom Instruction (3 Hours)
Computer-Based Training (CBT)
Web-Based Training (WBT)

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