Accession Number : ADA136840
Title : Requirements Analysis for Forward Funding Tracking System. Volume 1.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : MERIDIAN CORP FALLS CHURCH VA
PDF Url : ADA136840
Report Date : 01 Dec 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 49
Abstract : Volume I of this report focuses on the efforts undertaken with respect to the requirements for a Forward Funding Tracking System. The purpose of this effort was to analyze the feasibility and cost effectiveness of developing a forward funding tracking system which was capable of utilizing existing DARPA data bases. Used in this context, forward funding tracking refers to the process by which DARPA commits, obligates, and ultimately manages its fiscal resources. The motivation behind this analysis was the need to provide the DARPA Program Management Office (PMO) with sufficient information to enable an informed decision regarding the effectiveness of potential approaches to financial management. This need is a principal concern to the PMO, since it is the responsibility of this office to plan, manage, and control, at the aggregate level, DARPA program funds and project scheduling. In addition, within the context of the overall DARPA mission to pursue high-risk, high-payoff R&D, it is incumbent upon the technical program offices to manage individual projects from a technical, cost, and schedule point of view. Consequently, the coordination of the resource requirements for management of these individual projects is also a primary concern to the PMO.
Descriptors : *Planning programming budgeting, *Management planning and control, *Microcomputers, *Management information systems, Resources, Resource management, Defense planning, Federal budgets, Scheduling, Cost effectiveness, Contract administration, Procurement, Computer applications, Data bases, Experimental design, Systems engineering
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE