Accession Number : ADA180845

Title :   Application and Expansion of the Modular Command and Control Evaluation Structure (MCES) as a Framework for Acquisition Management.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Hoffer,Nicholas J.

Report Date : MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : This thesis provides a description of a collection of tools which may be used by acquisition program managers. The Modular Command and Control Evaluation Structure (MCES) provides the framework for management of the process. The Marine Corps Technical Interface Concepts (TIC) and interoperability database (IDB) are discussed as standards for filling four of the seven MCES modules. Finally, generic measures of communications system performance are described and used in conjunction with System Effectiveness Analysis (SEA) to define the analytical process of measuring effectiveness. (Theses)

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, ACQUISITION, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, DATA BASES, MANAGEMENT, MEASUREMENT, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, THESES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE