Improvement of Access to DoD Scientific and Technical Information. Part B. Analyses, Findings and Conclusions
Rept. for Dec 1979-Dec 1980
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIV
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The regulations governing the implementation of DTIC are reviewed and lack of enforcement is found to be a primary factor in denying to DTIC about fifty percent of the information that should be in the files. A survey of DROLS users indicates that nearly all classified users would be unhappy about a change to a completely unclassified system, although the real benefits of the classified system are small, considering recent and impending improvements to the unclassified system. In addition, an unclassified system would be less expensive to operate for DTIC, the DoD and the users. The question of the value of information is partially addressed in this report, but a definitive answer is not found. The attitude of classified users is that the information they receive is well worth its present costs. For this reason, a completely unclassified on- line system is not recommended as a result of this study.
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