Accession Number : AD0650542

Title :   ANALYSIS OF FEDERAL PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMS,

Corporate Author : DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON D C APPLIED MATHEMATICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Porter,Jean M. ; Shapiro,Arthur

Report Date : APR 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 323

Abstract : The Applied Mathematics Laboratory of the David Taylor Model Basin, as a special assignment for the White House Staff, analyzed in record time, during the summer of 1957, the entire Federal Public Works program. This was accomplished by the use of the UNIVAC, a large-scale electronic calculator, and by modern automatic data-processing techniques. Twenty-nine management reports in all were prepared, analyzing in a variety of ways the many thousands of Federal construction projects under way as well as those authorized and planned for the future, and which involve expenditures of billions of dollars. The projects were presented and summarized by location, responsible agencies, type of work, cost range, duration, degree of planning, and other factors. The report contains a complete and detailed account of the problem and the manner in which it was solved by the Applied Mathematics Laboratory. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *DIGITAL COMPUTERS), MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DATA PROCESSING, FEDERAL BUDGETS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, COMPUTERS, REPORTS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE