Accession Number:

ADA065542

Title:

Users Guide to the Early Warning and Monitoring System.

Descriptive Note:

Users guide,

Corporate Author:

DECISIONS AND DESIGNS INC MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

The Early Warning and Monitoring SystemEWAMS is being developed, tested and transferred at the direction of the Cybernetics Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPACTO. The EWAMS is being developed to assist the intelligence community by providing them with an interactive computer-based system of political, economic, and domestic indicators for daily monitoring of international and intranational affairs and for warning of crisis and conflict. The EWAMS has been designed to fulfill three basic needs of potential users. First, it can be used as an information retrieval system. The EWAMS allows users to retrieve data on the historical, political actions taken by countries as far back as 1966. Second, the system can be used as a monitoring system. Users can monitor the entire international political environment on a daily basis. Third, the EWAMS can be used as warning system. It allows users to receive numerical assessments of the probability of a crisis on a monthly basis. The EWAMS is comprised of several independent computer programs. This users guide contains an overview of these programs and a description of their operation. The EWAMS program is designed to be implemented on a Tektronix 4051 in interaction with a PDP11-70 computer. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE