Accession Number : ADA192271

Title :   Planning for Information Resource Management by OSD.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Groth, Carl H , Jr ; James, William T , III ; Murry, Sharon M

PDF Url : ADA192271

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 198

Abstract : The OSD spent $60 million on information technology in FY87 and plans to spend more than $100 million in FY89. The FY89 expenditure would become the largest component of the OSD budget. By the mid-1990s, OSD's staff members and managers will have access to decision support tools, libraries of databases, large-scale computational equipment, and telecommunication facilities - all from individual computer workstations. Because the costs are so high and the technology is advancing so swiftly, plans for management of information resources must be drawn up without delay. The issue for strategic planning is not whether this transformation will take place, but at what pace it will proceed and how efficiently. The challenge for OSD's senior managers is to develop a strategic plan to guide the transformation. We recommend a two-phase plan: In Phase 1, from now until FY90, existing office automation (OA) equipment in OSD is upgraded, groundwork is laid for an integrated OSD OA network, and computational hardware and software are provided for improving the preparation and execution of the DoD Program Budget. Phase 2, from FY90 - 95, is to integrate decision support systems within the OA environment and establish communications links with other DoD and Federal information systems.

Descriptors :   *DATA MANAGEMENT, *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, AUTOMATION, BUDGETS, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, COMPUTATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA BASES, DECISION MAKING, FACILITIES, LIBRARIES, OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, PLANNING, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, SUPERVISORS, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE