Base Communications Issues for the 1980s.
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This Note examines the role of the Air Force Communications Command AFCC in providing base-level communications, including transmission and reception of voice, message, and data traffic and support of automatic data processing ADP. It identifies some of the problems faced by AFCC in planning for systems that will meet future intrabase and baseoff-base communications requirements within the current structure of Command-level controls. It recommends that the AFCC do the following 1 Create a form for adjudicating competing user needs and generating a comprehensive statement of user requirements 2 create a computer-based, on-line user requirements database that will be continually updated and refined 3 examine, with support from the Electronic Systems Division ESD, the possibility of collecting traffic characteristics and traffic-flow data for representative bases of each major command 4 acquire the support of ESD for certain communications-related RD tasks 5 arrange with other commands to jointly assess the usefulness of contemporary communications equipment 6 revise its mission statement to reflect the broader, more responsible mission it must have for the Air Force. That broader mission is summarized in a related Rand study, N-2162-AF. Author
- Voice Communications