Accession Number : ADA117868

Title :   Objectivity of the Defense Science Board's Task Force on Embedded Computer Resources Acquisition and Management.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC FEDERAL PERSONNEL AND COMPENSATION DIV

PDF Url : ADA117868

Report Date : 22 Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : DSB is made up of 33 members--28 at-large members, a Chair and Vice Chair from the civilian sector, and the three Chairmen of the Army, Navy, and Air Force scientific advisory groups. The civilian members are appointed by the Secretary of Defense on the basis of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering's (USDRE's) recommendations and the members' preeminence in the fields of research and engineering. DSB conducts its work primarily through task forces. In August 1981, USDRE requested that the DSB Chair convene a task force on embedded computer resources acquisition and management. The task force included 11 members and an executive secretary. Four military observers provided the military perspectives to the task force and acted as a communications link between the services and the task force.

Descriptors :   *DEFENSE PLANNING, *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *COMPUTERS, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, MILITARY PLANNING, MILITARY OPERATIONS, STANDARDIZATION, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, DECISION MAKING, TASK FORCES, HIGH COSTS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Hardware
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE