Accession Number : ADA131626

Title :   Computer Science Training in the Department of Defense: The Silent Problem,


Personal Author(s) : Hedges,Robert L

PDF Url : ADA131626

Report Date : Jan 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : In recent years, as computers have rapidly become part of our everyday lives, the Department of Defense (DOD) has grown increasingly dependent upon this technology. Our latest National Security Essay explores one aspect of this phenomenon as it affects DOD's management of this vital resource-the computer science training and education of DOD officers and civilians. The author illuminates the problem of adequate and appropriate computer science training and education by describing current deficiencies, what is being done to correct them, and what more needs to be done. He proposes a new, overall approach to training and education based upon what he identifies as the six main components of computer systems: design, acquisition, implementation, programming, operations, and maintenance. Changes in acquisition procedures and new standards for programming, operations, and maintenance are also suggested.

Descriptors :   *Training, *Man computer interface, *Government employees, *Computer personnel, Specialists, Civilian personnel, Officer personnel, Department of Defense, Resource management, Planning, Policies, Approach, Systems engineering, Acquisition, Computer programming, Operation, Maintenance, Careers

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE