Accession Number : ADA289699

Title :   An Information Architecture for the Naval Postgraduate School Enterprise.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Russo, Paul J.

PDF Url : ADA289699

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 290

Abstract : The advent of personal computers, workstations, and multiple interconnected Local Area Networks at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Monterey, California, has resulted in significant distribution, redundancy, and fragmentation of the data elements and databases necessary to effectively manage the organization. This thesis addresses this issue by accomplishing the following two goals. First, it develops a high-level model of the organization's information architecture through the use of the Information Engineering methodology, with automated support from the Texas Instruments' Integrated Computer Aided Software Engineering (I-CASE) tool Information Engineering Facility (IEF). Based on the high-level model it then provides an analysis of data management architecture alternatives to address the current problems. The thesis main recommendation is for the implementation of a client/server information processing architecture at NPS. The enterprise and information architecture analyses provide additional recommendations to improve the current NPS organizational Structure.

Descriptors :   *DATA MANAGEMENT, *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, DATA BASES, METHODOLOGY, AUTOMATION, ORGANIZATIONS, LOCAL AREA NETWORKS, FRAGMENTATION, TOOLS, THESES, ENGINEERING, WORK STATIONS, CALIFORNIA, MICROCOMPUTERS, REDUNDANCY, INFORMATION PROCESSING, TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTERS.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE