Accession Number : ADP003094

Title :   Word Processors in Aerospace/Defense Information Services: Use of Distributed Information Systems by the Office of the Secretary of Defense,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON HEADQUARTERS SERVICES (DOD) DC PLANS AND RESOURCES DIV

Personal Author(s) : Powers,J. M.

Report Date : JAN 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This paper describes the current state of computer applications to DOD management information systems and concludes with a summary of OSD's support for managers and decision markers in the following areas: Optical Laser Disc Systems - for storage and retrieval of visual images, photos, graphs, cortographic or engineering drawings as well as textual information. Broadband Video/Digital Voice Communication Nets - for improved teleconferencing, information exchange and collective decision making. Portable Minicomputers - for teleconferencing immediate access to data resources, improved productivity and creativity thru exploiting one-on-one comute capabilities. Artificial Intelligence Systems - that will assist in evaluating alternatives, identify and select associative patterns or trends, and draw possible solutions for given problems. Special Purpose Computers - for building data files and enabling direct retrieval or textual or numeric data. Natural Languages - use of ordinary, if structured, language to enable non-technical persons to move readily use computers.

Descriptors :   *Information processing, *Data processing equipment, Distributed data processing, Management information systems, Department of Defense, Text processing, Communications networks, Minicomputers, Artificial intelligence, Laser applications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE