Accession Number : ADA180568

Title :   Generic Terminals for Specific Comptroller Systems.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Atchley,Lonnie S.

Report Date : APR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : We have seen a huge increase of planned and placed automated systems in the Air Force in recent years. The Comptroller has been one of the leaders in this effort and the result has been a network of functional accounting systems which can be updated instantaneously; budget systems which when completed, will form a top to bottom family of budget formulation, execution and analysis; cost systems which analyze data on microcomputers for commanders, managers, and technicians alike; and at MAJCOMs, systems which allow office automation to reach much of the Comptroller top management. Guidance for these Comptroller systems, however, has been slow in arriving at the worker-level for systems personnel to use in researching, developing, and implementing Comptroller systems. The advent in the last 18 months of Air Force guidance as supplemented by the Comptroller guidance in the last 12 months has resulted in a need to review Comptroller systems from the big picture perspective to ensure all aspects of the guidance are being met. Specifically in this paper, the use of generic terminals (one terminal accessing many assure long term success of the Comptroller program. Understanding and action at the worker level is the essential ingredient.

Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING TERMINALS, AIR FORCE, AUTOMATION, BUDGETS, MICROCOMPUTERS, OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, PERSONNEL, COSTS, ACCOUNTING, LEADERSHIP, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, COST ANALYSIS, AIR FORCE PLANNING, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE