Accession Number : AD0672887

Title :   MANNING AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS OF NAVY ADP SYSTEMS. PHASE II. ADP SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGES: A SYNTHESIS,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL PROGRAM SUPPORT ACTIVITY WASHINGTON D C PERSONNEL RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Cain,Sylvester H. ; Bershtein,Jerome I. ; Carraway,William R.

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 372

Abstract : The purpose of this research is to identify those skills and knowledges needed to program, operate and maintain the Navy's Automatic Data Processing (ADP) systems. The skills and knowledges identified for an individual system are then compared with other items in their respective programmer, operator and maintenance areas to determine items common to several systems and those items unique to a given system. Two types of lists for the programmer, operator and maintenance areas are presented in this report - specific lists and general lists. The specific lists contain skills and knowledges needed to man a given ADP system (i.e., IBM 360, UNI 1500). The general lists contain skills and knowledges common to two or more ADP systems and those unique to a given system. The findings of this study indicate that there are many areas of commonality among the various ADP systems studied, particularly among the nontactical systems. It is concluded that commonalities are chiefly in the concept area. Unique skills and knowledges are dictated by differences in hardware, software, terminology and the applications performed by the various equipments. It is recommended that this report be used for the development of curricula, course outlines and courses. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER PERSONNEL), (*COMPUTER PERSONNEL, TRAINING), (*NAVAL OPERATIONS, DATA PROCESSING), MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, COMPUTER OPERATORS, PROGRAMMERS, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, NAVAL EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, MAINTENANCE

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE