Accession Number : ADP003496

Title :   Logistic Support - A Computer Manufacturer's Viewpoint,

Corporate Author : BURTEK CORP TULSA OK

Personal Author(s) : McCaskill,G. T.

Report Date : 16 NOV 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : When the Department of Defense directed that commercially available standard off-the-shelf computer systems would be used for military simulation programs in place of special militarized computers the intent was clear: Cut costs! Now, more than a decade after that DOD directive, it is possible to look back, recognize the value of the decision, and identify many of the problem areas that have been created for the military simulation program organizations. The military services have attempted to address the problems posed by the apparent conflict of needs but have met with minimal success to date. This paper is a computer manufacturer's look at some of the support problems that have been created by the use of commercially available computer systems, some of the solutions that have been considered, and some actions that should be explored if resolutions to the problems are to be achieved. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Logistics support, *Computers, Off the shelf equipment, Commercial equipment, Computerized simulation, Military procurement, Cost effectiveness, Conflict, Military requirements, Utilization, Problem solving, Computer programs, Computer program reliability, Spare parts, Compatibility, Obsolescence, Military applications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE