The Communication Support Processor (CSP) gateway replaces the Autodin Gateway as the mechanism by which the IESS communicates with the Communication Support Processor High Order Language (CSP-HOL). Imagery Interpretation Reports written by Imagery analysts using IESS are transmitted worldwide using the interface. The CSP Gateway delivers significant performance and reliability improvements over its Autodin Gateway counterpart while eliminating the need for a separate communications controller. IESS is the first major intelligence system to interface to the CSP-HOL via the TCP/IP protocol.
The DoD is in the process of establishing a simplified baseline of the best, common information systems across the business functions of the Department. These migration systems represent a stage of process improvement designed at achieving a common set of automated processes and practices in DoD.