Accession Number : ADA017128

Title :   Air Force Command and Control Information Processing in the 1980s: Trends in Software Technology,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kosy,Donald W.

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 198

Abstract : Computer software is vitally important to today's command-control (CC) systems. 'Software' here refers to all the computer programs, and their associated documentation, that give purpose and direction to computer hardware, tailoring it to serve the information needs of a user and help him make decisions. This report forecasts the characteristics and capabilities of software technology likely to be available in the 1980s for use in Air Force CC system applications. It also compares estimates of future CC requirements with projections of software technology, points out gaps between the technology necessary and that likely to be available, and outlines R+D strategies to overcome these deficiencies.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, *FORECASTING, *TRENDS, INFORMATION PROCESSING, CENTRAL PROCESSING UNITS, RELIABILITY, NATURAL LANGUAGE, CONTROL SEQUENCES, MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, TIME SHARING, PARALLEL PROCESSORS, DATA MANAGEMENT, AIR FORCE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE