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Study and Proposal for the Improvement of Military Technical Information Transfer Methods.

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Final rept. 14 Jun 74-31 Dec 75,

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This study reviews the new concepts for Technical Manuals which have been developed and tested over the past twenty years. The study focuses on those new concepts which have shown that personnel can perform better or with less training when using these new concepts. The processes and techniques used by these new concepts to obtain better job performance or less training are identified, analyzed, and summarized in a specification incorporating the best features of each. The test results obtained with the new concept manuals are summarized and projected into personnel costs of owning equipment. Projections of these figures indicate a reduction in the cost of ownership of about 1.7 billion per year from adopting the specification of the processes used in the new concepts. The specification Draft MIL-M-632XXTM has two Parts, I and II. They represent an integration of Technical Manuals Part I and Training Part II into one package whcih can be used for self paced, self contained, on the job training while trainees produce useful job products. A sample manual was produced under the specification covering a turret subsystem of the M60A2 tank. A test plan for experimental and operational tests of JPMs was also developed. The draft specification, described above, and the sample manual are documented separately and provided under separate cover to this report.

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  • Information Science
  • Humanities and History

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