Accession Number : AD0704890

Title :   AUDITING LARGE-SCALE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS: THE NAVY MAINTENANCE DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C LOGISTICS RESEARCH PROJECT

Personal Author(s) : Haber,Sheldon E. ; Segel,Frank W. ; Solomon,Henry

Report Date : 12 MAR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : In recent years many large government and commercial organizations have been developing large-scale management information systems. During the early phases of any system development, questions are likely to be raised concerning the criteria of completeness and accuracy of the data. How to respond to these questions is difficult, and represents the general subject of the paper. In particular, the paper describes the application of statistical techniques, namely, various kinds of multivariate data analysis, to the problem of assessing the quality of a large-scale data collection system in the U. S. Navy. Results of using these techniques are described and indicate their usefulness as auditing procedures. While the discussion is placed in a particular context, the procedures should be of value for other large-scale information systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, *DATA PROCESSING), (*NAVAL OPERATIONS, *MAINTENANCE), MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS, ACCURACY

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE