Part of a study on defense management. The author discusses how changes in the environment influence systems analysis, describes the implications of increasing complexity in decisionmaking for the systems analyst, and urges greater ingenuity and flexibility in the design of systems. These themes are developed through (1) descriptions of trends that have intensified demands on the analysts; (2) illustrations of general issues through two specific analytical and choice problems confronting defense analysts; and (3) predictions of the direction of future analytical work. 33 pp. Bibliog.
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