Cover: Programming Languages and Standardization in Command and Control.

Programming Languages and Standardization in Command and Control.

Published 1963

by J. P. Haverty

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A study of computer programming languages in the field of command and control. An evaluation of current programming languages indicates that it is not now appropriate to establish a standard programming language, but that planning for standardization should begin immediately. Particularly needed are a data-processing glossary, magnetic tape recording formats, and character sets. Also needed is a central Air Force agency to establish measures of performance, plan for standardization, and coordinate computer selection. The study suggests that the Air Force take the lead in directing and supporting research efforts to improve the state-of-the-art, and that the present indoctrination program in computers and computer programming for Air Force officers be supplemented by courses in the established USAF schools. In addition, a training program is urgently needed to develop a cadre of skilled programmers in the Air Force.

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