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