Accession Number : ADA113017

Title :   Specifying users' Requirements in the Context of Military Intelligence Related Computer Systems.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Rowell,Phillip V.

Report Date : SEP 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 156

Abstract : Computer systems have become an important part of military intelligence operations and analysis. Headquarters Strategic Air Command (HQSAC) is currently involved in a project designated IDHS-80 (Intelligence Data Handing System) to acquire a new computer system to replace systems now in use. A three-part problem the IDHS-80 project faces is developing what the user of the IDHS-80 system will require it to do, clearly defining these requirements, and combining the various users' requirements into a single IDHS-80 requirements set. This thesis is an effort to find an optimal technique for solving this problem. Software engineering literature was surveyed and nineteen potential techniques were identified. Eleven criteria for an optimal technique were developed out of software engineering literature, Air Force regulations, and interviews with thirteen personnel at HQSAC who were involved with the intelligence computer systems there. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military intelligence, *Military requirements, *User needs, *Computer applications, Specifications, Systems analysis, Automatic, Replacement, Strategic Air Command, Theses, Optimization, Problem solving, Computers, Methodology, Systems engineering, Information retrieval, Data storage systems, Military operations, Data processing, Counterintelligence, Timeliness, Accuracy

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE