Accession Number : ADA018884

Title :   The Computer Resource Management Study: Executive Summary.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Drezner,Stephen M. ; Shulman,Hyman ; Ware,Willis

Report Date : SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : This report summarizes the findings of a study of policy and organizational aspects of the management of Air Force computer resources. Because computer technology is relatively recent and very fast-changing, the Air Force, like many other organizations, is experiencing difficulties in managing its computer resources. This report presents an illustrative system development life cycle, which depicts an orderly process for development. Five organizational and policy actions are recommended to improve the Air Force's management of its computer resources: (1) establish an Assistant Chief of Staff for Computer Resource Management; (2) develop all computer systems through a development channel in the DCS/Research and DEvelopment and Air Force Systems Command; (3) create a Data System Division within AFSC; (4) give each of the AFSC product divisions its own Center of Expertise; (5) strengthen and enlarge the role of the Single Manager in all commands involved in computer system design and development.

Descriptors :   *Computers, *Resource management, *Data processing, Management planning and control, Air Force, Data processing, Technology, Missions, Life cycles, Skills

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE