Issue No. 01 - January-March (2011 vol. 33)
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John Laprise , Northwestern University
<p>After National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger ordered the National Security Council to adopt computers to improve its information-management capabilities in 1969, it employed the RAND Corporation, which championed its view of White House needs, and project manager Charles Joyce from the Department of Defense, who championed users' needs. The ensuing process illustrates how institutional constraints and resources have a powerful effect on technology adoption.</p>
History of computing, computer adoption, information automation, National Security Council, White House, Nixon Administration, Henry Kissinger, RAND
J. Laprise, "Kissinger's Computer: National Security Council Computerization, 1969–1972," in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 33, no. , pp. 38-51, 2011.