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Vigilance Performance of Security Force Personnel,
NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS WASHINGTON DC
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The research being performed by the National Bureau of Standards NBS for the Defense Nuclear Agency DNA involves two tasks. Overall, its goal is to assess those factors that influence the individual state of vigilance in an effort to identify methods to improve this aspect of guard force performance on a daily and long term basis. The first task in achieving this goal is an investigation of the influences of the work environment on performance. That is, an evaluation will be performed of the factors related to the physical characteristics of the task that affect human behavior. This will involve a human engineering study of the vigilance task of security force personnel. The second task of this project is to study the influences of the social environment on a guard force performance. This aspect of the project will involve a social psychological and environmental study of the vigilance task. These two aspects of vigilance performance, that is, human engineering and socialenvironmental, are related. Both interact todefine the ultimate effectiveness of the guards performance in a watchkeeping task. However, each is very broad in nature.
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