John Warfield Exhibit

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Planning officer David Mackett of the National Marine Fisheries Service won the 1991 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's 1991 Administrator's Award, in large part due to his use of Interactive Management. The George Mason University CIM…

This figure, with hand drawn images by Warfield, was used in numerous presentations to explain the difficulty in solving complex problems.

Facilitator Benjamin Broome from George Mason University talks on the phone during a 1994 Ford Motor Company Interactive Management session.

A letter from IBM speaks to the use of ISM in the corporation, and its value in group problem solving.

A brochure for an Interactive Management session on Self Care to be held at George Mason University in 1987.

This 1986 letter from LaDonna Harris to George Mason University President George Johnson speaks glowingly of an Interactive Management workshop held on Native American issues.

This 1988 letter from the Under Secretary of Defense to George Mason University president George Johnson speaks to the benefits of a recent Interactive Management workshop on defense acquisition.

This 1988 organizational chart shows the key players in the Center for Interactive Management at George Mason University.

This hand drawn sketch depicts the various organizations and individuals in Warfield's circle during his years at Battelle.

Warfield's second patent was for a "digital squelch system."

Warfield was awarded his PhD by Purdue University in 1952.

This early computer punch card shows the results of Warfield's 1947 Graduate Record Examination. He scored a 740 on the Advanced Test in Mathematics, placing him above the 98% of all test takers.

Private Warfield received a certificate upon completion of a series of courses in Electrical Engineering at Penn State taken from December 1944 through December 1945.

Warfield returned to Penn State in 1949 as an Instructor in Electrical Engineering. This offer letter lays out the specifics of salary, duties, and the possibility of tenure.

This 1961 letter from John C. Johnson, Director of the Ordnance Research Laboratory at Penn State, discusses the possibility of a return to the university. In goes into great detail on the goals and functions of the Ordnance Research Laboratory.

In 1960, Warfield's was recommended for consideration as the Chief Scientific Advisor of the Army Corps of Engineers.

This 1952 letter from Hughes Aircraft offered Warfield a position in their Research and Development Laboratories, working on "classified government projects."

This 1951 letter from Ordnance Research Laboratory Personnel Director Arnold Addison is one of a number of such exchanges he had with Warfield during this period. Note that he references Secretary of Defense Robert Lovett as someone keenly interested…

The Interactive Management process is comprised of 5 distinct components, seen in this diagram. The drawing is taken from 1985's "A Course in Generic Design."

This 1973 sketch shows the interaction between humans and digital computers, to be used in the Interpretive Structural Modeling process devised by Warfield.

This excerpt from a larger volume shows Fortran code developed for the Interpretive Structural Modeling process. These pages of code show subroutines for displaying relationships and questions on session monitors.

Warfield was one of the chief designers of the PENNSTAC computer in the 1950's. Here, on a visit to the Penn State Campus in 1973, he poses with the computer - no longer in service, and housed as museum piece on campus.

This Battelle photograph shows Warfield (seated, far left) conducting an Interpretive Structural Modeling session sometime on or before 1974. Note the computer terminals on the tables.

Warfield did research work at Penn State for the military. In this 1955 report published by the Navy Department's Ordnance Research Laboratory, Warfield provides suggestions for effective methods to manage systems.

This one page excerpt is from a large binder of computing materials related to the PENNSTAC computer project at Penn State in the 1950's. Note that the diagram has been approved and initialed by Warfield.