Accession Number:

ADA190379

Title:

Initial Development of a MACOM (Major Army Command) Engineer Decision Support System (DSS),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Report Date:

1987-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

This report presents the results of the first phase of research on the Major Army Command MACOM Engineer Decision Support System DSS project designed to provide the MACOM Deputy Chief of Staff Engineer DCSENG a technical guide to office automation. The research was based on developing a generalized systems configuration and applications approach to be followed by all MACOM DSCENGs to standardize automation of microcomputer systems. The goals of this phase of research were to 1 identify one MACOM to serve as a knowledge base from which a generalized DSS would be structured, 2 use this site to test the system configuration and software applications developed, and 3 compile the research information as a reference for the other MACOMs. The first years research produced two software programs, analyzed the WANG mini and micro environments, and identified a shortcoming in the MACOM automation support for the micro environment. Recommendations on training, maintenance and repair, programming support, networks, user groups, and supplies are included.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE