Accession Number:

ADA045265

Title:

Digital Computers in U.S. Naval Combat Systems. Executive Summary.

Descriptive Note:

Student project rept.,

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SCHOOL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

A distinct trend in the use of digital computers in U.S. Naval combat systems is apparent. However, the computer remains an alien member of the system, a situation described as present shock. This report is an attempt to identify and cure the causes of present shock. An automated combat system model was constructed and used as a control device against which real-world combat systems were compared. Data comparisons indicated that poor management practices were intensified as automation was increased. The actions recommended to eliminate management deficiencies included training in perception of computers as small groups and individual members of combat systems, and the establishment of an organizational climate in which the role of computers is well differentiated and simultaneously well integrated in combat systems. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Hardware
  • Naval Surface Warfare
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE