A description of the RAND/Tactical Air Command system for the collection, processing, and analysis of data, as implemented on an IBM 1401 computer, in the management and evaluation of aircraft operations and support at base level. The fourth volume in the series documenting the system presents the eighteen computer programs written for the system, with detailed outlines of the purpose, method, operation, program setup, and sample printout of each of the programs. The descriptions are intended to assist the programmer to identify procedures and in general to understand the analyst's intent, as reflected by the functions of the programs. (See also the companion volumes in the series: RM-5666, RM-5667, RM-5668.) 130 pp.
This report is part of the RAND Corporation Research memorandum series. The Research Memorandum was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1948 to 1973 that represented working papers meant to report current results of RAND research to appropriate audiences.
Our mission to help improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis is enabled through our core values of quality and objectivity and our unwavering commitment to the highest level of integrity and ethical behavior. To help ensure our research and analysis are rigorous, objective, and nonpartisan, we subject our research publications to a robust and exacting quality-assurance process; avoid both the appearance and reality of financial and other conflicts of interest through staff training, project screening, and a policy of mandatory disclosure; and pursue transparency in our research engagements through our commitment to the open publication of our research findings and recommendations, disclosure of the source of funding of published research, and policies to ensure intellectual independence. For more information, visit www.rand.org/about/principles.
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.