Uses of minicomputers in the Federal Government trends, benefits, and problems : report to the Congress by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in [Washington .

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  • Executive departments -- United States -- Management -- Data processing.,
  • Minicomputers.

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Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
LC ClassificationsJK468.A8 U5 1976
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Paginationii, 36 p. :
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5015719M
LC Control Number76603436

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Uses of minicomputers in the Federal Government: trends, benefits, and problems: report to the Congress. The roles of the library, agency, federal government, and private sector in the application of minicomputers are discussed, as well as future trends.

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