DAISY: An Applications Perspective.
WHARTON SCHOOL OF FINANCE AND COMMERCE PHILADELPHIA PA DEPT OF DECISION SCIENCES (MANAGEMENT)
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DAISY is the acronym for Decision Aiding Information System, which is being developed by the author and his colleagues in the Department of Decision Sciences at the Wharton School for the Operational Decision Aiding Systems Project of the Office of Naval Research. It is meant to give tactical level decision makers the ability to integrate the latest in information systems, modeling and probabilistic estimation techniques into their own decision making activities. It is not meant to automate decisions, but rather to aid the decision maker DM as an intelligent staff officer might. This particular staff officer, however, provides the DM with access to distributed data bases, powerful mathematical modeling techniques, and a means of sequencing through the decision process, taking into account the wisdom of the ages, i.e., the way in which previous decision makers have acted when confronted with similar situations. This paper attempts to describe the strategy and tactics employed in DAISY with emphasis on what the user sees, in line with the Applications Perspective of this talk. Command and control applications are specifically discussed as well as private sector applications. Additional specifics which may be of more interest to implementers have been included. Author
- Administration and Management
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics