Accession Number : ADP002747

Title :   Office Automation in the Acquisition Environment,

Corporate Author : SPACE DIV LOS ANGELES AFS CA

Personal Author(s) : Barry,J. M.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program embarked on automating the office functions associated with word processing, data delivery, financial and management information in March, 1981. This paper describes some of the planning, experiences, and lessons learned involved with automating the acquisition environment within the program. This description includes specifying the hardware, software, communications and interfaces involved in tying together not only the program office, but also the contractors, and operating and supporting agencies. Finally, the paper evolves recommendations for future directions in automating the acquisition environment. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT, *ACQUISITION, *AUTOMATION, *OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, COMPUTERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, ORGANIZATIONS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, SYMPOSIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE