Accession Number : ADP005834

Title :   Fostering Interaction of Government, Defense and Aerospace Databases.

Corporate Author : DEFENSE APPLIED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Hampel, Viktor E.

Report Date : 20 OCT 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The DoD knowledge worker needs rapid access to select information contained in government, defense and aerospace databases. In the United States, information of use to defense and aerospace specialists are contained in multiple government databases as well as in commercial databases. This paper addresses policy and technology strategies which are being developed by the Defense Technical Information Center to foster better interaction among government, defense and aerospace databases. To improve interaction, considerable progress has been made by the evolving standards in communication protocols, operating systems of computers, database management systems, and common structures, but it is the Defense Gateway technology that permits interconnectivity and interoperability in the interim period. This makes it possible to make the growing number of heterogeneous databases available to the defense community in a progressively more unified and automated manner. We describe the results of several projects that introduce a high degree of information robotics to Information Resource Management with substantial increases in human productivity.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *DATA MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, AEROSPACE INDUSTRY, DATA BASES, TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTERS, INTERACTIONS, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, STANDARDIZATION, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, AUTOMATION.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE