Accession Number : ADA115831

Title :   A Guide to Network Construction and Utilization.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Hayes,Richard E

PDF Url : ADA115831

Report Date : Jan 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 187

Abstract : The FORECAST 90 contract effort was designed to test a concept originated by the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) for linking long-range planning requirements to forecasting techniques. The heart of the approach lies in combining trend projection techniques and conflict analysis techniques into a networking system in order to make the risks and opportunities inherent in various decision alternatives visible to the decision-maker. This contract phase focused on two aspects of the overall FORECAST 90 effort: (1) methodological development of a system capable of producing and integrating a variety of plausible futures and displaying them in a form readily understandable and usable to Army planners, and (2) demonstration of the utility of that system by producing an initial set of futures, integrating them, and demonstrating a computer-based system for storing, retrieving, and monitoring the forecasting system.

Descriptors :   *Computer programs, *Communications networks, *User manuals, *Coding, *Forecasting, *Foreign policy, Management planning and control, Integration, Decision making, Nodes, Maintainability, Methodology, Army planning, Trees, Strategic analysis, Computer architecture, Long range(Time), Computer applications, International relations, Construction, Utilization, Projective techniques, 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