Accession Number : ADA190379

Title :   Initial Development of a MACOM (Major Army Command) Engineer Decision Support System (DSS),

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Bailey, Martin B ; Flickinger, William H

PDF Url : ADA190379

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : This report presents the results of the first phase of research on the Major Army Command (MACOM) Engineer Decision Support System (DSS) project designed to provide the MACOM Deputy Chief of Staff Engineer (DCSENG) a technical guide to office automation. The research was based on developing a generalized systems configuration and applications approach to be followed by all MACOM DSCENGs to standardize automation of microcomputer systems. The goals of this phase of research were to: (1) identify one MACOM to serve as a knowledge base from which a generalized DSS would be structured, (2) use this site to test the system configuration and software applications developed, and (3) compile the research information as a reference for the other MACOMs. The first year's research produced two software programs, analyzed the WANG mini and micro environments, and identified a shortcoming in the MACOM automation support for the micro environment. Recommendations on training, maintenance and repair, programming support, networks, user groups, and supplies are included.

Descriptors :   *MICROCOMPUTERS, *COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, AUTOMATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DECISION MAKING, ENGINEERS, REPAIR, SITES, ARMY FACILITIES, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE