Accession Number:

ADA167052

Title:

Selected Comparisons of Defense Packet Switching vs. Commercial Data Communications Protocols.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

128.0

Abstract:

The Department of Defense DOD has mandated the use of specific protocols for use in DOD computer network systems. The use of these protocols could create DOD networks that may not be able to respond to advancements in technology in a timely manner, potentially causing technology lags that wil slow the DODs ability to take advantage of new technologies, thus rendering networks old before their time. In addition, the more specific the needs of the DOD become, the longer the procurement cycle can take, thereby decreasing the ability of the DOD to keep up with those changes in technology. These possibilities point to the adviseability of the DOD being more closely aligned with industry in protocol designs, which would better allow the DoD to take advantage of industry changes as they come about.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE