Accession Number : ADA093282


Title :   Human Resources Data in Weapon System Design: An Initial Plan for Development of a Unified Data Base.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : CLEMSON UNIV SC


Personal Author(s) : Thomas,Everett L ; Newhouse,Dorothy A ; Hankins,Robert J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a093282.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 78


Abstract : The objective of this study is to establish an initial plan for development of a prototype unified data base (UDB) and of a data generating technology base (DGTB) of human resources information for use in weapon system design. The total study consisted of four tasks: (a) existing Air Force, Army, Navy, and other data systems which could support the UDB were reviewed, (b) the weapon system design and acquisition process was assessed in order to establish the concept of operation of a UDB, (c) user needs were identified in terms of the adequacy of the data systems investigated, and (d) an initial plan for the development of a prototype UDB was established based on the results of the first three tasks and on an industry survey. This report addresses the fourth task in which (a) a concept for the UDB was developed, (b) a concept for the operational use of the UDB was developed, and (c) an initial plan for the development of a prototype UDB/DGTB was established. This development plan addresses the initial structure, content, and process for a prototype UDB/DBTB which is evolving in a heuristic manner. (Author)


Descriptors :   *DATA BASES , *INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *HUMAN RESOURCES , *WEAPON SYSTEMS , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , LOGISTICS SUPPORT , PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS , DECISION MAKING , COST ANALYSIS , AIR FORCE TRAINING , MAINTAINABILITY , RELIABILITY , MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION , DATA ACQUISITION , LIFE CYCLE COSTS , MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE , AIR FORCE PLANNING , INFORMATION PROCESSING


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE