Accession Number:

AD0652692

Title:

A PARAMETRIC APPROACH TO THE EVALUATION OF MILITARY INFORMATION SYSTEMS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BUNKER-RAMO CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-11-22

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The report documents the second part of a research study about a parametric approach to military information systems evaluation by cost-effectiveness analysis. In this approach, the effectiveness of such an information system is measured by its impact on the effectiveness of the military operation using it. Five significant parameters through which an information system affects the effectiveness of military operations are defined parametrically. Part I is the first of three and covers the general approach and two of the significant parameters in detail. This report covers the remaining three parameters and the synthesis of all five into a composite effectiveness measure. Both Parts I and II restrict the discussion to an unsophisticated military operation to simplify the exposition. Part III will extend the application to any type of military operation. In performing the work it has been found necessary to define five significant parameters, viz, promptness, dependability, brevity, perspicuity, and discriminance in order to make them unambiguous and measurable. They roughly substitute for the more commonly discussed characteristics of timeliness, accuracy and completeness to which sometimes is added relevance, which were not found as manageable to this type of treatment.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE