Accession Number : ADA303860

Title :   Law Enforcement and Vehicle Registration Administration System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : McGibbon, Henry M. ; Nault, Mark S.

PDF Url : ADA303860

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 212

Abstract : The Computer On-Line Police System (COPS) is a vehicle registration and ticket management system used at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Security Department, which was designed by the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, San Diego, in 1991. COPS is an inadequate information system (IS) possessing the following weaknesses: severely limited query capabilities, outdated system hardware, software design errors, fimetionality gaps, antiquated graphical user interfaces (GUI), and no computerized data archiving capability. This thesis will try to alleviate these deficiencies. Using the System Development Methodology (SDM), the authors hope to provide NPS, and potentially other Department of Defense (DoD) security forces, with a significantly improved vehicle registration database system. A Baseline Assessment of COPS verified that a new IS was necessary. A new IS, called the Law Enforcement and Vehicle Registration Administration System (LEVRAS), was designed, programmed, and developed. The fully operational LEVRAS met all of the reqwrement specifications, and replaced COPS after a parallel conversion was conducted. Users were tramed, and the NPS Security Department accepted the new database system for its daily operations. Fully supporting the LEVRAS lifecycle, maintainance will be performed by the NPS Management Information System (MIS) Department.

Descriptors :   *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *VEHICLES, *LAW ENFORCEMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CONVERSION, DATA BASES, ACCEPTANCE TESTS, METHODOLOGY, VERIFICATION, INTERFACES, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, SEMANTICS, THESES, BASE LINES, LIMITATIONS, ERRORS, DEFICIENCIES, USER NEEDS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, PARALLEL ORIENTATION, ONLINE SYSTEMS, SECURITY PERSONNEL, POLICE, DIAGRAMS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science
      Computer Systems
      Computer Systems Management and Standards
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE