Accession Number : ADA097767
Title : Automated Support for Naval Ship Acquisition Management
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : COMPUTER CORP OF AMERICA CAMBRIDGE MA
Report Date : Dec 1980
Pagination or Media Count : 234
Abstract : Navy acquisition managers can be provided with improved information and better decision support tools than are currently available to them through the application of recent advances in information technology. Of several acquisition management areas that could benefit from that technology, acquisition planning has the potential for the most immediate and important gains. This conclusion is the result of analysis by ROH Incorporated and Computer Corporation of America, a team with expertise in both Navy acquisition practice and relevant computer technology. The team interviewed managers in NAVSEA and NAVMAT, collected and studied an extensive library of relevant documents, and employed a recognized system analysis methodology in reaching this conclusion. This report presents that analysis of acquisition management activity, supports and details its key conclusions, and defines the scope of the necessary work to follow. The key recommendation is that the Navy continue with a detailed study of acquisition planning and related activity.
Descriptors : *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , *NAVAL PROCUREMENT , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION , COST ANALYSIS , DATA BASES , DECISION MAKING , DIAGRAMS , IMPACT PREDICTION , INFORMATION PROCESSING , LOGISTICS SUPPORT , MACROECONOMICS , NAVAL VESSELS , SHIPBUILDING , USER NEEDS
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Computer Programming and Software
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE