Accession Number : ADA293700

Title :   Improving Information Dissemination for the Defense Business Management University.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : McGrath, Thomas M. ; Vargas, Maurice R.

PDF Url : ADA293700

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 189

Abstract : Information has never been as accessible as it is today. The Internet has evolved into the Information Superhighway through which information can be exchanged and shared across geographic boundaries. The purpose of this thesis is to discuss the possibilities of utilizing Internet resources to meet the Department of Defense's (DoD) information dissemination needs. This thesis will look at the advantages and disadvantages of three methods for distributing information across the Internet. In order to learn more about the possibilities provided by the Internet, a case study using the Defense Business Management University (DBMU) is conducted. The DBMU provides course and training information to customers located worldwide. Distributing information on paper to heir customers is becoming inefficient and expensive. This thesis describes the implementation process of an Internet homepage for the DBMU. A look at the legislation that is being enacted, and how it will provide the basis for using electronic information dissemination within government is also addressed. The thesis presents a recommendation that the DBMU, and other DoD agencies with similar information dissemination problems provide unclassified information to its customers via the Internet. This thesis also provides a number of items that need to be considered when using Internet resources to distribute information.

Descriptors :   *DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *DATA MANAGEMENT, *INFORMATION TRANSFER, *USER NEEDS, *UNIVERSITIES, *MILITARY TRAINING, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, ELECTRONICS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, COMMERCE, THESES, CASE STUDIES, LEGISLATION, GEOGRAPHY.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE