Accession Number : ADA291168

Title :   The Application of a Decision Support System to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works O&M Budget Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS HYDRAULICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Scott, Stephen H.

PDF Url : ADA291168

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : This Improvement of Operations and Maintenance Techniques (IOMT) work unit was designed to provide decision-making tools to managers involved in the allocation of funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Civil Works Operations and Maintenance projects. These tools, commonly referred to as Decision Support Systems (DSS), provide users with enhanced analytical capabilities for determining the impacts of funding decisions, as well as financial analysis capability for showing the distribution of funds. The DSS concept used in this research was based on a commercially available database (R:BASE) with custom analysis tools added for flexibility. The budgetary data used by the prototype system was obtained through the Automated Budget System (ABS), an existing Corps information system that contains budget data for all the USACE Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Civil Works projects. This report describes the conception, design, and prototype applications of a DSS developed for providing budget data analysis capabilities at Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (HQUSACE) level and the field level (USACE Division level) of O&M budget development. The report describes the design and capabilities of the budget DSS and the prototype applications at HQUSACE and the Ohio River Division, USACE. (MM)

Descriptors :   *CIVIL ENGINEERING, *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, DATA BASES, MAINTENANCE, DECISION MAKING, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, PUBLIC UTILITIES, WATER QUALITY, MILITARY BUDGETS, ELECTRIC POWER PLANTS, DAMS, LOCKS(WATERWAYS).

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE