Accession Number : ADA180279

Title :   The Army Executive and the Computer.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Browning,Miram F

PDF Url : ADA180279

Report Date : 30 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The management of information is a critical executive responsibility. This is especially true in the public sector where information not money is the medium of exchange. For the Army executive, on the battlefield or in an office, the computer will continue to influence strategy, performance, and resource decisions. Traditional executive tasks such as strategic planning and resource acquisition and spending are examined in light of information management. In addition, newer executive responsibilities, orchestrating the implementation of end-user computing and assuring a positive people-computer environment, are presented. These basic executive responsibilities are framed within the context of systems thinking. Keywords: Systems approach; Strategic information planning.

Descriptors :   *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, *EXECUTIVES, TACTICAL DATA SYSTEMS, ACQUISITION, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, ARMY INTELLIGENCE, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, ALGORITHMS, ARMY, BATTLEFIELDS, DATA MANAGEMENT, EXCHANGE, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, LIGHT, MILITARY PLANNING, RESOURCES, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, STRATEGY, SYSTEMS APPROACH

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Systems
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE