Accession Number:

AD0637833

Title:

A STUDY OF PERSONNEL DEMANDS AND AVAILABILITIES FOR POSTATTACK COUNTERMEASURE SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept., Feb 65-Jun 66.

Corporate Author:

HUMAN SCIENCES RESEARCH INC MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

184.0

Abstract:

The report presents some of the issues related to the use and assignment of manpower to postattack countermeasure systems. Assuming that counter-measure systems must be able to utilize all potentially available manpower and that different systems must avoid competing with each other for the small pools of manpower ordinarily available for emergency action, the report uses the concept of organization to examine the quality and size of potential pools of manpower and suggests that the same concept is paramount in considering the means of assigning manpower to countermeasure systems. On the basis of an examination of fourteen general organizational groupings, it is concluded, first, that the capacity of the population to generate potential manpower for emergencies is enormous and, second, that the ability to organize manpower for emergency operations, though in some respects great, is not distributed through the society in the same way as is the potential manpower. From an examination of thirteen areas of need that would characterize the postattack society, the report suggests several principles for assigning manpower. The report concludes with a description of the kinds of research that are suggested by the investigation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE