With the emergence of increased numbers of communications, command and control systems, and the expanding dependence on automated systems, there exists within the Marine Corps a requirement to define and control tactical systems software as a configuration management item. The Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA), designated as the primary software support activity for these systems, must define and acquire the necessary automated data processing hardware to achieve this future state. In addition, MCTSSA's mission requires software maintenance and testing, requiring a simulation facility. Current and future demands for computer support far exceed MCTSSA's existing capacity. One solution to the simulation/testing facility requirements is the subject of research and this paper.
Lyons, Norman R.
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
Naval Postgraduate School
M.S. in Information Systems
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