Accession Number : ADA115830

Title :   User's Manual for FORECAST 90 Computer Programs.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Hayes,Richard E

PDF Url : ADA115830

Report Date : Jan 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : CACI, Inc., has written and placed 52 networks in computer storage at the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) as part of the Strategic Studies Institute's FORECAST 90 effort. This manual presents a brief overview of the structure and coding of the 52 FORECAST 90 networks. Some basic concepts of what a network involves and how it is structure coded, and integrated with other networks are presented first. Next, three ways in which individuals who are unfamiliar with the FORECAST 90 networks might use the computer programs are discussed. Then, two additional uses of the computer programs for individuals who are familiar with the FORECAST 90 networks are presented. The fourth section of the manual presents a more general discussion of the programs, stressing their flexibility, that is directed at the experienced computer user who is also familiar with the FORECAST 90 networks. Finally, extensive documentation on the networks and the coding systems used on the networks is presented in the appendices to this manual.

Descriptors :   *Computer programs, *Communications networks, *User manuals, *Forecasting, *Coding, Foreign policy, Management planning and control, Integration, Army planning, Instructions, Decision making, Paths, Nodes, Computer architecture, Long range(Time), Computer applications, International relations, Strategic analysis, Conflict, Predictions

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE