Accession Number : ADA291236

Title :   Automated Information Systems: Defense Should Stop Further Development of Duplicative Recruiting Systems.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY DIV

PDF Url : ADA291236

Report Date : 27 FEB 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : In April 1991 the Chairman, Subcommittee on Defense, Senate Committee on Appropriations, requested that the General Accounting Office review the military services' plans to develop separate automated recruiting systems, and Defense's application of CIM principles to these developments. On the basis of discussions with the Chairman's office, GAO agreed to determine whether the services' autonomous development plans should be reviewed under the CIM initiative. Additionally, GAO agreed to compare the services' system development activities to Defense's automated information system policies and procedures. To address our objectives, GAO interviewed Defense officials responsible for applying CIM to military personnel functions and systems. Included were officials from the offices of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence, and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management and Personnel. GAO reviewed Defense memoranda identifying plans to expand CIM'S coverage in evaluations of additional functional areas, such as military recruiting. To obtain program status, history, and cost information, and to compare system development activities with required Defense and service policies and processes, GAO interviewed officials from the military services responsible for the automated information systems' development. Further, GAO examined program development documentation and other reports summarizing or analyzing development events. (KAR) p. 15

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *RECRUITING, *SYSTEMS APPROACH, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY PERSONNEL, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, POLICIES, AUTOMATION, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, COST ANALYSIS, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, MILITARY PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE