Accession Number : ADA282569

Title :   Information Technology. DoD's Federal Logistics Data on Compact Disc Program.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

Report Date : MAR 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The Department of Defense initiated the program to publish the government's catalog of logistics information using a relatively new technology known as Compact Disc Read Only Memory, instead of the current media, microfiche. The program was developed and managed by the Defense Logistics Agency and its Defense Logistics Services Center. This report addresses (1) the appropriateness of the Services Center's development of a prototype compact disc system; (2) the Services Center's management of the prototype project; (3) the Defense Logistics Agency's plans to procure the software, hardware, and/or services needed to provide a compact disc system and the potential for commercial involvement in the procurement; and (4) the impact of the Agency's decision to include business or otherwise sensitive data in the product on its acquisition approach

Descriptors :   *DISK RECORDING SYSTEMS, *DISKS, *LOGISTICS PLANNING, *DATA MANAGEMENT, *FEASIBILITY STUDIES, *PROTOTYPES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, TEST AND EVALUATION, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), CATALOGS.

Subject Categories : Recording and Playback Devices
      Information Science
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE