NETWORKING A processing mode that allows
separate computers, joined by transmission lines,
to share a group of common peripherals.
NWPL CLERK Usually assigned by the NWPL
custodian and is responsible for the upkeep and
maintenance of the NWPL.
NWPL CUSTODIAN Is responsible for managing
the NWPL, usually assigned to an officer or
senior petty officer as a collateral duty.
ONLINE A method of data processing that allows
users the ability to interact with the computer.
ORIGINATOR The authority in whose name a
message is sent.
PERSONAL FOR Messages distributed to a single
recipient. Only flag officers, officers in a com-
mand status, or their designated representative
may originate PERSONAL FOR messages.
PLANNING PHASE The initial scheduling phase in
which information is gathered from the users.
POSTCOMPUTER PROCESSING Ensuring out-
put products are complete, accurate, and
delivered to the user.
PRECAUTIONARY ACTIONS OR PRECAU-
TIONARY DESTRUCTION An action to
remove or reduce the amount of classified
material on hand in case emergency destruction
becomes necessary at a later time.
PRECEDENCE A delivery time assigned to a mes-
sage according to the urgency of that message,
based solely on writer-to-reader time.
PRECOMPUTER PROCESSING Ensuring all in-
puts are received on time.
PRIORITY PRECEDENCE Identified by the
precedence prosign P. Delivery time reserved
to message for essential information for the
conduct of operations in progress. Examples of
use: situation reports on position of front where
attack is imminent, orders to aircraft formation
or units to coincide with ground or naval
operations. Speed of service objective is 1 to 6
RD (RESTRICTED DATA) Pertains to all data
concerned with the design, manufacture, or use
of nuclear weapons or special nuclear material
used in energy production.
REAL-TIME PROCESSING A computer proces-
sing method in which data about a particular
event is entered directly into the computer as
the event occurs and is immediately processed
so it can influence future processing.
RELEASER A properly designated individual
authorized to release messages for transmission
in the name of the command or activity.
RESTRICTED AREA Designated spaces that
restrict access and control movement within.
ROUTINE PRECEDENCE Identified by the
precedence prosign R. Delivery time assigned
to be used for all types of message which does
not justify a higher precedence. Examples of
use: administrative, logistics, or personnel
matters. Speed of service objective is 3 hours or
start of business the following day.
SANITIZING Makes an area or equipment ac-
ceptable for access by personnel who are not
SCHEDULER The person responsible for prepar-
ing, distributing, and maintaining production
SCHEDULING The interface between the user,
I/O control, and computer operations.
SHREDDING A type of destruction that involves
using a cross-cut shredding machine. Residue
must be reduced to shreds no greater than 3/64
inch wide by 1/2 inch long.
SINGLE-ADDRESS MESSAGE A message with
only one addressee.