Accession Number : ADA180232

Title :   Adaptive Design of a Decision Support System for Compromise Assessment.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Shirasago,Dale T

PDF Url : ADA180232

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 121

Abstract : This project researched the adaptive design process and attempted to provide an aid to users who perform assessments of compromised classified information. The background research of this subject did not indicate any previous attempts in solving this problem. Because of this absence of information, the lack of specific guidelines for compromise assessments, and inadequate bookkeeping of information, the scope of the problem was reduced to classified information contained only in documents. The document area appeared to have the most structure and the highest probability of success. The adaptive design process started after current operating procedures were reviewed. A storyboard (graphic representations of the system unconstrained by current technology) was depicted and used as a goal for the final system. The storyboard was designed to be user friendly. Since no off-the-shelf software could be found to implement the storyboard, a redesign of the system was performed. The first cut system used an integrated software package as its foundation. This system relied on a variety of data bases to maintain information pertaining to classified documents.

Descriptors :   *DATA MANAGEMENT, *DATA PROCESSING SECURITY, *DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, CLASSIFIED MATERIALS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA BASES, DECISION MAKING, DOCUMENTS, GRAPHICS, INSTRUCTIONS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT, PROBABILITY, NATIONAL SECURITY, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE