Evaluation of Computer Aided Indexing of Information for Support of Contract Appeals.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The Air Force Directorate of Contract Appeals AFLCJAB has encountered difficulty in managing information needed in case preparation. Problems with manual information systems overload and lack of attorney time prevented adequate representation for the Air Force before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. Also, the conduct of an effective litigation preventation was difficult. In order to remedy this situation several pilot computer-based systems had been developed, but they needed to be tested against the requirements of the Directorate. This thesis consists of a study of the requirements and evaluations of the costs and benefits of two feasible equipment configurations. To accomplish the evaluations, the expected costs of both configurations is compared to the personnel costs that would be required to achieve the needed capabilities without the use of computer-based systems. Both of the use of time sharing systems and the use of a dedicated minicomputer are found to be cost effective, but the procurement of a minicomputer-based word processing system is expected to lead to greater overall savings. The conclusions offered also include a suggested plan for system implementation and recommendations for additional research that can be accomplished. Author
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