Implications of an All-Digital Navy Technical Information Presentation System.
Final rept. May 78-May 79,
OPERATIONS RESEARCH INC SILVER SPRING MD
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This report describes an assessment of the application, implications, and developments involved in the introduction of a single-medium computer-administered Technical Information presentation system into the U. S. Navy. It defines the nature and operation of a hypothetical system of this type through development of a system scenario. It identifies and considers implications of introducing such a system into the Navy from various viewpoints, including economic, strategic, naval missions, energy and personnel considerations. It also defines developments and procedural modifications necessary for introduction of such a system by the mid- to late 1980s. Such a system of optimized Technical Information preparation, distribution, delivery, change and updating is viewed as fundamental to the process of reversing current trends toward decreased combat readiness. An all-digital data approach can permit improved solutions to problems of lowered personnel productivity and of inherent human limitations in understanding and maintaining ever more complex systems, as well as an improved technology for Technical Information centralization and control. Author
- Information Science