Design Considerations for a Computerized Message Service Based on Triservice Operations Personnel at CINCPAC Headquarters, Camp Smith, Oahu
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY INFORMATION SCIENCES INST
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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ARPA and the Navy are presently sponsoring the development of interactive message processing services which are to provide the basis for a test of automated military message processing on Oahu in 1977. Prior to the experimental use of these services, information has been gathered as design inputs so that the resulting test services may more accurately reflect the needs and wants of the potential user community. This report sponsored by ARPA presents findings of such an information-gathering exercise a study of triservice personnel in Operations at CINCPAC Headquarters, Camp Smith, Oahu. The objective of the study was to identify necessary and desirable message processing functions, along with their syntactic representation and vocabulary. The functions so identified are enumerated here, along with the probable utility of each, as judged by the military personnel participating in the study. In addition to this input from potential users, the authors recommend various alternative implementation practices for many of the functional features. Additional keywords computer files formats.
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