Accession Number : ADA325900

Title :   An Examination of Planning Chief Views and Preferences for the Use of Centers of Expertise in Planning.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER INST FOR WATER RESOURCES FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Whittington, Richard

PDF Url : ADA325900

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : This document examines how Corps Centers of Expertise are currently used by the planning community and how they can be used in the future. Objectives of this study include the examination of current and projected trends of operational planning (use, funding, needs, and experience base) and the identification of current and alternative models of operation of centers and their operational benefits and impediments. A compilation of the results of a survey of planning chiefs indicates field perceptions of various aspects of the use of these centers. Finally, key findings and conclusions are presented which outline efforts that the planning community should endorse within the context of this study. A copy of the questionnaire and a list of survey respondents are attached as appendices.

Descriptors :   *PLANNING, *ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, *CIVIL ENGINEERING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, MANPOWER UTILIZATION, COST ESTIMATES, MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, ARMY OPERATIONS, QUESTIONNAIRES, TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTERS, MANHOURS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE