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March 8, 1988

PENTAGON TO PRODUCE MANUALS AND DOCUMENTS ELECTRONICALLY

By CBR Staff Writer

The Pentagon’s recent decision to simplify the updating and revision of its manuals and documents by producing them electronically will generated a potential $2,000m of business, and has sent IBM, Xerox Corp, Eastman Kodak Co, DEC and smaller specialist fry like Xyvision Corp rushing to develop defence based publishing systems: according to the Wall Street Journal, independent estimates suggest that as much as 25% of military documents are out of date at any one time; meanwhile contractors such as McDonnell Douglas charge the Pentagon $300 for each page amended.

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