CONGRESS ON THE INFORMATION SYSTEM SCIENCES (1ST) SESSION 11: INFORMATION SYSTEM OPERATIONS ANALYSIS, CONDUCTED AT THE HOMESTEAD, HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA, NOVEMBER 19-20, 1962
MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA
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Two recent Research Analysis Corporation RAC activities in the development of techniques for man-machine war games are described. The first activity was the development of a semiautomatic war gaming system for THEATERSPIEL, one of the internal RAC war games. The second activity was the conduct of an experiment to test the feasibility of supporting Army war gaming by a remotely located digital computer. Methods and examples are given for the evaluation of information and decision alternatives and for the analysis of information flow. System development is discussed, and formal programming structures, testing, and management factors are examined in detail. The fundamental characteristics of information systems are described, and the important relationships between operations research and information technology are detailed. The discussion emphasizes that a operations research can contribute significantly to the structuring of information systems and b the most significant contribution of operations research to information-system development can be made at the interface between the command management and the information system used by the command.
- Administration and Management
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics