Accession Number : ADA134424

Title :   Information Needs and System Specifications for the B-1B Executive Information System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Morgan,David E ; Stilwell,George H

PDF Url : ADA134424

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : This thesis provides the B-1B Program Office with assistance in development of their executive information system. To achieve this purpose, two research objectives were identified. The first objective was to identify the information needs of the B-1B executive management team not currently satisfied by the existing computer-based information system. The second objective was to determine and document the system specifications to support these needs. To achieve these research objectives, a structured systems approach, IDEFO, was used to develop a functional model of the management activities within the B-1B Program Office. The specific information needs were identified and documented. Also, system specification needs were identified and documented. System specifications identified by the executive managers as most important to them concern security, ease of system operation, trend analysis and forecasting, and interface with contractor information systems. Recommendations to the program office address data base management, centralization/decentralization of software development, system documentation, and operational control of system hardware and software. The results of this study should be applicable to efforts to automate information systems in major weapon system program offices. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Management information systems, *Information systems, *Systems analysis, Specifications, Computer programs, Computer architecture, Systems approach, Systems management, Air Force systems command, Acquisition, Bomber aircraft, Data bases, Systems engineering, Automation, Planning programming budgeting, Weapon systems, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE