Accession Number : AD0658737

Title :   A PARAMETRIC APPROACH TO THE EVALUATION OF MILITARY INFORMATION SYSTEMS,

Corporate Author : BUNKER-RAMO CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Grimberg,J. C.

Report Date : 30 JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The report documents the first part of a research study about a parametric approach to military information systems evaluation by cost-effectiveness analysis. In this approach, the effectiveness of such an information system is measured by its impact on the effectiveness of the military operation using it. Five significant parameters through which an information system affects the effectiveness of military operations are defined parametrically. The report is the first of three and covers the general approach and two of the significant parameters in detail. In performing the work it was found necessary to define five significant parameters, viz, promptness, dependability, brevity, perspicuity, and discriminance in order to make them unambiguous and measurable. They roughly substitute for the more commonly discussed characteristics of timeliness, accuracy and completeness to which sometimes is added relevance, which were not found as manageable to this type of treatment. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY OPERATIONS, COST EFFECTIVENESS), (*COMBAT INFORMATION CENTERS, EFFECTIVENESS), DISPLAY SYSTEMS, FACTOR ANALYSIS, RELIABILITY, DECISION MAKING

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE