Accession Number : ADA187627

Title :   Potential Information and Decision Support System Applications for a Civil Engineering RED HORSE Squadron.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : White, Arvil E , III

PDF Url : ADA187627

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 168

Abstract : The development of automated management systems for USAF Civil Engineering Rapid Engineer Deployable, Heavy Operational Repair Squadron, Engineer (RED Horse) squadrons has lagged behind other Air Force Engineering and Services organizations. The low level of automation in these squadrons may be due in part to the differences in the way they operate and a lack of understanding of their automated needs of RED HORSE squadron, and identifies various Management Information System (MIS) and Decision Support System (DSS) applications, by analyzing the decision-making information needs of managers in these squadrons. The results of interviews with managers in two RED HORSE squadrons, as well as a review of regulations and policy material, provided the data for this study. Data and Decision Analysis techniques were used to determine the decision-making information needs of various managers in the squadron. Descriptive and normative models of key decision processes were used to determine the decision-making information needs of various managers in the squadron. Descriptive and normative models of key decision processes were used to identify potential MIS/DSS application areas. Key decisions were analyzed to identify the automated system capabilities required to support these decisions. Finally, a risk assessment of the system implementation environment was used to identify potential barriers to the effective implementation of automated systems in a RED HORSE squadron.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *CIVIL ENGINEERING, AIR FORCE, MILITARY ENGINEERING, AUTOMATION, DECISION MAKING, MANAGEMENT, DECISION THEORY, LOW LEVEL, MATERIALS, POLICIES, BARRIERS, INTERVIEWING, SQUADRONS, HORSES, RED(COLOR), RISK, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, SQUADRONS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE