Accession Number : ADA097767


Title :   Automated Support for Naval Ship Acquisition Management


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : COMPUTER CORP OF AMERICA CAMBRIDGE MA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a097767.pdf


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
      Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE