Accession Number : ADA304127

Title :   An Analysis of Naval Aviation Squadron Information Systems and Strategy for Implementation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Onorati, Anthony B. ; Robillard, Scott E.

PDF Url : ADA304127

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 164

Abstract : The world is currently experiencing what is termed 'the information revolution'. The ability to access, manipulate and store information has grown tremendously due to computers and advanced telecommunications technology. Organizations, including the U.S. military, must adopt to the new technology available in order to effectively compete in the future world environment. In the case of the military, however, the task-based hierarchical structure and lack of an information technology infrastructure are preventing the efficient use of technology and information system integration. Barriers to integration, such as information hoarding, independent application development, lack of IT management and external driver specialization, will continue to proliferate task-based organizations. The military will be prevented from achieving success in information technology integration by the very structure it has created. Organizations must reengineer around the process rather than the task in order to achieve success in this area and develop a sound information infrastructure to alleviate personnel from routine and repetitive work. This thesis provides a sample of how reengineering around the process and creating an information infrastructure can increase a naval aviation squadron's efficiency and make them more competitive in the future.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL AVIATION, *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, GLOBAL, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, ENVIRONMENTS, COMPUTERS, EFFICIENCY, THESES, INTEGRATION, BARRIERS, ACCESS, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, SQUADRONS.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE