Accession Number:

ADA169673

Title:

Formal 'Systems Languages' in Decision Support Systems for Military Commanders

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. for period ending Sep 1985

Corporate Author:

HAWGOOD (JOHN) DURHAM (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

This document discusses the similarities and differences between the conceptual requirements of decision support in civilian and military situations, and introduces the idea of formal systems languages which vary as one moves through any hierarchy. The approach of soft system methodology is extended by the addition of the concept of mutually malevolent mumal systems. It is proposed that decision support systems for military commanders should be taught by means of the system language appropriate to the destined user. Keywords Systems Theory Command and Control and Management Science.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE