The final software function important to the overall operations concept is distributed ground and embedded system data management. Data stored within the distributed system of ground computers should be accessible from any distributed node. Further, data stored within the distributed space segment should be transported to the ground segment and stored at ground entry points as transparently and reliably as possible. Finally, the ability to distribute information, retrieve it transparently within a distributed system and to automate the retrieval of information most pertinent to management tasks is important. Often an understated prob- lem of mission operations is simply the overhead of retrieving information required to support anomaly resolution, planning, and other human activities.