ERIC Number: ED239596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Microcomputers: A Review of Federal Agency Experiences, Computer Science and Technology.
Gilbert, Dennis; And Others
The results of a study conducted during the period August 1982 to January 1983, this overview of federal agency experiences with microcomputers represents a synthesis of information gathered from interviews with staff of one state and 12 federal agencies, informal discussions, and examination of the available literature, agency documents, and technical publications. Discussions of microcomputer issues identified by the study focus on organizational attitude and approach to microcomputers, agency policy, support activities, acquisition, personnel, application requirements and software, operating systems, and hardware. The interview questionnaire, summaries of the agency interviews, and a summary tabulation of agency questionnaires are included. The concluding section consists of some general observations, remarks on trends, and examples of agency microcomputer activities. Fifty references and suggested readings are listed. Appendices include a list of agency contacts, microcomputer information sources, an annotated bibliography of agency documents, ICST (Institute for Computer Sciences and Technology) Micro Electronic BBS (Bulletin Board System) access instructions, and completed survey questionnaires. (LMM)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Computer Programs, Federal Government, Interviews, Microcomputers, Policy Formation, Public Agencies, Questionnaires, Selection, State Government, Use Studies
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC. Inst. for Computer Sciences and Technology.
Identifiers: Electronic Bulletin Boards; New York