Accession Number : ADP000198

Title :   Computer Program Documentation - What Is Overkill?

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Bausman,Karen B.

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Millions of government dollars are being spent on documentation of the computer program systems of Aircrew Training Devices every year under the premise of life cycle support. As the costs of Aircrew Training Devices increase, it becomes imperative that a complete evaluation be done to decrease documentation costs. This paper discusses the following components of the documentation issue. What documentation is necessary for development and acquisition tracking? Do we use it? What documentation is necessary for three major manning levels during support? How much is blue suit maintenance costing as part of ATD? Commercial Practices Documentation - is it any good? Will computerization save us? Where can dollars be shaved?

Descriptors :   *Computer program documentation, *Training devices, *Flight crews, *Logistics support, Computer programming, Requirements, Air Force procurement, Flight simulators, Life cycles, Life cycle costs, Systems engineering, Maintenance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE