The Impact of the AT&T (American Telephone and Telegraph) Divestiture on the Strategic Air Command.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This thesis describes the use of commercial telecommunications services by the Strategic Air Command SAC, how these communications services are procured, the effect of various legal and regulatory actions on these services, and how SAC can adapt to these actions. SAC relies on services supplied by common carriers and telecommunications equipment vendors for a large portion of its command and control systems. The deregulation of the telecommunications industry, the breakup of ATT, and increased competition has led to confusion, increased leadtimes, and higher costs. However, these effects can be mitigated if SAC places less reliance on ATT, and begins to develop internal capabilities to manage its networks and to work with multiple vendors.
- Administration and Management
- Command, Control and Communications Systems