Accession Number : ADA184288

Title :   Electronic Bulletin Boards for Contracting.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY PROCUREMENT RESEARCH OFFICE FORT LEE VA

Personal Author(s) : Painter,Johnathan

PDF Url : ADA184288

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : Timely, free flow of information between buyer and seller has historically been a problem in government procurement actions. Since there is a requirement to make information available to an individual, a group within a single location or a group across the nation, in a timely manner, it is very important that the government consider taking advantage of the latest communication technology. Present day communication technology will allow the user to gain better and faster access to expertise and work closely with distant associates while spending less time and money on travel. In a recent Army Competition Conference (26 June 1986), the need for incorporating present day communication technology into the procurement process was highlighted. One of the panel members (Mr. Vorhies of E-Systems, Inc.) presented a paper suggesting the use of electronic bulletin boards (EBB), electronic mail service (EMS) and on-line terminal conferencing as a means of upgrading the flow of information between the Government and the contractors.

Descriptors :   *CONFERENCING(COMMUNICATIONS), *CONTRACTS, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, ON LINE SYSTEMS, ACCESS

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE