An Examination of the Weather Graphics System (Digital Facsimile) Acquisition
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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The acquisition of the Weather Graphics System for disseminating weather information to users worldwide is described and examined from beginning to end. The role and decisions of involved Air Force organizations are highlighted at critical decision points in the implementation process. The lack of technical judgment in assessing the risk of the connecting communications channel and its information capacity is apparent from the test results. A means to isolate the communications channel from the terminal hardware is suggested as a separate implementation task and should be applied to future communications- electronics acquisitions of terminal hardware.
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