Word Processors in Aerospace/Defense Information Services: Use of Distributed Information Systems by the Office of the Secretary of Defense,
WASHINGTON HEADQUARTERS SERVICES (DOD) DC PLANS AND RESOURCES DIV
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This paper describes the current state of computer applications to DOD management information systems and concludes with a summary of OSDs support for managers and decision markers in the following areas Optical Laser Disc Systems - for storage and retrieval of visual images, photos, graphs, cortographic or engineering drawings as well as textual information. Broadband VideoDigital Voice Communication Nets - for improved teleconferencing, information exchange and collective decision making. Portable Minicomputers - for teleconferencing immediate access to data resources, improved productivity and creativity thru exploiting one-on-one comute capabilities. Artificial Intelligence Systems - that will assist in evaluating alternatives, identify and select associative patterns or trends, and draw possible solutions for given problems. Special Purpose Computers - for building data files and enabling direct retrieval or textual or numeric data. Natural Languages - use of ordinary, if structured, language to enable non-technical persons to move readily use computers.