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Furst, Douglas A.

Works: 2 works in 4 publications in 1 language and 5 library holdings
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The development of an expert system for hazardous cargo compatibility by Douglas A Furst( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
This research demonstrates the application of expert system technology to automate the aircraft load selection process performed when transporting hazardous cargo. The resulting computer program is an expert system named HAZARD. This system incorporates the regulations governing hazardous cargo compatibility with the heuristics used by experts in loadplanning operations. The impetus to develop such a system is the January 1993 conversion of regulation guidelines for hazardous cargo classification and management in Air Force Regulation 71-4, to a universal international standard. The Cargo Operations Division of Headquarters Air Mobility Command at Scott AFB, was concerned that this change in procedures and nomenclature may cause confusion to loadplanners. Therefore, it is the intention of this research to reduce the impact of this change to regulations through the development of an automated computer product designed for both the experienced and novice loadplanners. The use of this system will improve the accuracy and timeliness of the hazardous cargo compatibility determination process
Readiness : a commander's responsibility by Douglas A Furst( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Military readiness has been and continues to be a paramount priority of our Government and Department of Defense (DoD) to perform a broad spectrum of mission capabilities. The challenge to conduct and sustain the DoD missions with short notice to any point on the globe involves pulling together reliable equipment, proven procedures, and proficiently skilled personnel to respond to a contingency tasking, deploy with minimal delay, and conduct operations. Of this description, the mobility readiness of personnel remains a key enabling factor. A squadron commander directly affects the readiness of their troops by the priorities he or she places on: training core-skills, exercising realistic contingency scenarios, establishing a mobility mindset, and ensuring proficiency in wartime skills. The primary research question addressed in this paper is: "How does a commander most effectively measure, track, interpret and affect the personnel readiness of his/her mobility squadron?" This research solicited insight and feedback from mobility experts and past commanders. This insight consolidated into seven readiness-enabling factors to serve as a practical guide for new commanders, providing a perspective from which to approach their role and responsibility in enabling personnel mobility readiness
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