Accession Number : ADA295915

Title :   Acquisition and Technology Environmental Security (Defense Environmental Security Corporate Information Management) (DESCIM) Executive Summary. 1996/1997 Biennial Budget Estimates.

Corporate Author : DEFENSE ENVIRONMENTAL CORPORATE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ALEXANDRIA VA

PDF Url : ADA295915

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : In the Department's effort to comply with Federal, State and local environmental laws and regulations and to centralize and standardize the environmental reporting process, the Defense Environmental Security Corporate Information Management (DESCIM) program was established. DESCIM is a part of the DoD Corporate Information Management (CIM) initiative. The essential and driving force behind the CIM initiative is to prevent duplication of efforts within the DoD in developing and maintaining multiple Automated Information Systems (MS) to meet the same functional requirements. The CIM concept aims to achieve efficient information transfer within/between organizations through strategic planning. The DESCIM will identify improved environmental business practices, and identify investments in information technology to support the business practices. Other benefits will be productivity payback and cost avoidance. Desired results are reduced cost of hazardous material acquisition and hazardous waste disposal, and reduced personnel exposure to hazardous substances, which will reduce medical claims. The migration of MS includes the following environmental activities: cleanup of past hazardous waste sites; compliance all environmental regulations in the areas of hazardous waste, toxics, water, air pollution, etc; conservation of natural and cultural resources; pollution prevention and environmental technologies. (MM)

Descriptors :   *HAZARDOUS WASTES, *POLLUTION ABATEMENT, *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, *CORPORATE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, AUTOMATION, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, TOXIC HAZARDS, AIR POLLUTION, NATURAL RESOURCES, COSTS, WATER POLLUTION, SAFETY, WASTE DISPOSAL, CULTURAL RESOURCES, REGULATIONS, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, FEDERAL BUDGETS, EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Environmental Health and Safety

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