Air Force Command and Control Information Processing in the 1980s: Trends in Software Technology,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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Computer software is vitally important to todays command-control CC systems. Software here refers to all the computer programs, and their associated documentation, that give purpose and direction to computer hardware, tailoring it to serve the information needs of a user and help him make decisions. This report forecasts the characteristics and capabilities of software technology likely to be available in the 1980s for use in Air Force CC system applications. It also compares estimates of future CC requirements with projections of software technology, points out gaps between the technology necessary and that likely to be available, and outlines RD strategies to overcome these deficiencies.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Hardware
- Computer Systems
- Command, Control and Communications Systems