designed for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations
(AFOSI) by Computer Sciences Corporation
(CSC). The AFOSI is the
Air Force's major investigative service, focusing mainly on criminal investigations and counterintelligence services for commanders within the Air Force. Investigators conduct
different activities (interviews, searches, polygraph examinations, etc.)
in the course of an investigation. For years, the details of these
activities were written and typed by hand and filed away. Needless
to say, searching existing documents for information was tedious.
In the past, electronic databases had been developed to help investigators, but these
were information-gathering tools only, and added overhead to the
investigative process without a great deal of benefit. They did
summarize data and provide valuable statistics that previously had been
calculated by hand, but this benefited the OSI's supervisors more than it
did the individual investigators.