Accession Number : ADP001359

Title :   The Use of Computer Graphics for Practical Problem Solving,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Oelrich,Fritz ; Bennett,Bruce

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : In early 1981, Selective Service was tasked with the job of redeveloping local draft boards to cover the United States. These boards needed to have easily identifiable boundaries, and also were to meet certain size and composition attributes. The problem faced by Selective Service was similar to a variety of boundary determination problems, including voter redistricting and school assignments. Selective Service's contractor Science Applications, Incorporated--was to employ a--computer graphics approach to the problems, solving it with relative ease and at a much lower cost than would have otherwise been the case.

Descriptors :   *Computer graphics, *Problem solving, *Drafting, *Military personnel, *Personnel management, Personnel selection, Geographic areas, Methodology, Demography, Tables(Data), Computer aided design, Computer applications, Military requirements, Management planning and control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE