Accession Number : ADA132899

Title :   Department of Defense Computer Technology. A Report to Congress.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA132899

Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 140

Abstract : This report contains the results of an internal DoD study of mission-critical computer technology at the direction of Congress through the Fiscal Year 1983 Defense Authorization Act. The study was commissioned to address the following specific issues: The applicability of commercial computer technology (including, but not limited to computer hardware, semiconductors and associated Instruction Set Architectures (ISAs) to Defense Department missions; The desirability of standardizing at the ISA level in light of alternative approaches; The degree of software transportability (transferring computer programs from one computer to another) that the various approaches permit and how each approach would affect Department of Defense hardware/software logistics and costs of ownership; The relative merits and liabilities involved in the incorporation of each approach into Department of Defense weapons systems; Justification for all on-going Service computer development projects; and A plan to reduce the proliferation of these computers.

Descriptors :   *Computers, *Department of Defense, Defense systems, Congress, Reports, Missions, Standardization, Military applications, Weapon systems, Semiconductors, Transportable

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE