Accession Number : ADA321477

Title :   Reengineering DoD through Enterprise-Wide Migration to Open Systems.

Descriptive Note : Masters thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Cameron, Robert A. ; Carrick, Kenneth G.

PDF Url : ADA321477

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 191

Abstract : The Department of Defense cannot afford to develop and deploy information systems that have no growth potential. Legacy systems must be replaced with flexible, highly interoperable systems that produce high residual values. With shrinking budgets, depreciation of existing hardware, and rising maintenance of legacy systems, organizations must deploy systems that are capable of evolving with changing business requirements. The Department of Defense enterprise vision for information management (IM) emphasizes integration, interoperability, flexibility, and efficiency through the development of a common, multipurpose, standards-based technical infrastructure. This vision requires a new paradigm for building information systems. The new paradigm relies on open systems, which make it easier, less expensive, and faster to develop and change applications and to employ new technology features. This research examines open systems and provides a strategy for organizations to migrate to them. A case study of the Naval Postgraduate School illustrates the strategy. Provisionally, a prototype application models the desired characteristics of an open system.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, COMMERCE, DATA MANAGEMENT, MODELS, INTEROPERABILITY, THESES, PROTOTYPES, CASE STUDIES.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE