Accession Number : ADA303229

Title :   National Test Facility: Civilian Agency Use of Supercomputers Not Feasible.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC ACCOUNTING AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA303229

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : As directed by the House Committee on Armed Services in its report accompanying the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 1995, the General Accounting Office (GAO) reviewed possible civilian agency use of the supercomputing capabilities at the Department of Defense's (DOD) National Test Facility (NTF). GAO was specifically directed to include, but not limit its study to, using these resources to support (1) the Department of Energy in monitoring oil pipeline leakage, (2) the Department of Education in developing on-line educational software, (3) the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in developing an on-line medical imagery repository, (4) the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FMA) in developing innovative emergency reaction simulations, and (5) the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in climatological modeling.

Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, *SUPERCOMPUTERS, *TEST FACILITIES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SIMULATION, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, EMERGENCIES, EDUCATION, MODELS, MONITORING, HUMANS, HEALTH, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, RESPONSE, PIPELINES, RESOURCES, ONLINE SYSTEMS, CLIMATOLOGY, NATIONAL DEFENSE, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, PANEL(COMMITTEE).

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE