Studies in data system development : the Ocama weapon system project

by Edward F. R. Hearle, Raymond J. Mason

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An examination of a pioneering Air Force effort to apply the computer to inventory management--the stock control and distribution system developed and operated by the Oklahoma City Air Materiel Area (OCAMA). The memorandum discusses changes in system concepts, operations, and data-processing equipment configurations over the past nine years. Conclusions are drawn for guidance in developing other large data systems.

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