Accession Number : ADA186912

Title :   Information Needs Analysis for the Aeronautical Systems Division Executive Information System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Lentini, Kenneth J

PDF Url : ADA186912

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to determine, using Ostrofsky's design and planning methodology, the adequacy of the information provided to the executive managers at ASD. To accomplish this objective, a sample of executive managers from ASD was interviewed to determine information needs versus the information which was available. The results indicate that staff executives are receiving the information they need in the form which they prefer, while the line executives lack the automated data which they need. Research also revealed that most ASD executives are not satisfied with the Automated Management System for many reasons such as lack of current data. The objective of this thesis was not to solve the information requirement problems of the ASD executives. Rather it was intended to be the first step in a series of research efforts leading to a solution to these problems. Keywords: Information exchange; Information processing; Information transfer; Management information systems.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION TRANSFER, *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *USER NEEDS, AUTOMATION, EXECUTIVES, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, METHODOLOGY, REQUIREMENTS, SUPERVISORS, DATA PROCESSING, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, THESES

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE