Accession Number:

ADA291183

Title:

Archival Information Management System.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 90-Jun 93,

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

An invariable characteristic of any successful entity is its ability to effectively and efficiently manage its corporate information. The benefits gained as a result of maintaining such a resource have been echoed repeatedly through the years. Codifying the information and lessons learned from the past allow for the potential cost and time savings of the future. Towards this end, the Ballistic Vulnerability Lethality Division BVLD of the U.S. Army Research laboratory ARL bas adopted a policy of strict configuration management for its computer models and associated data. One requirement of this new policy is that every finished analysis be marked by a complete audit trail of pertinent information. All requisite input and resultant data are to be archived to the extent that future reproducibility and interrogation of results will exist. This report presents a prototype information management system named Archival Information Management System AIMS, designed to meet the audit trail requirement for studies completed under the Modular Unix Based Vulnerability Estimation Suite MUVES environment. Described is a system that combines the utility of a relational database management system with a traditional hierarchical file structure to produce a strategy to archive, recover, and interrogate information for all future analyses completed with MUVES.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE