Accession Number : ADA127675


Title :   Management Principles to be Considered for Implementing a Data Base Management System Aboard U.S. (United States) Naval Ships under the Shipboard Non-Tactical ADP (Automated Data Processing) Program.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Dixon,Robert Harrison


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a127675.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 87


Abstract : The increased administrative burden being placed upon the Fleet increasingly affects ship performance and personnel morale and retention. The Shipboard Non-tactical ADP Program (SNAP) is being instituted in order to alleviate these burdens. However, the 'applications approach' being used with SNAP is not sufficient to meet both the functional and management needs of the Fleet. The management environment necessary to satisfy both of these needs are discussed. The central theme is that of centralization and standardization of data, its definition, and its control. Fundamental to the above philosophy is the concept of Information Resource Management (IRM). Automation of IRM should be done via a Data Base Management System (DBMS). The critical tool required to transfer IRM results to a DBMS is the Data Dictionary System (DDS). Additionally, two crucial management positions, the IRM manager and the Data Base Administrator (DBA), are essential to the success of this data base approach. (Author)


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS , DATA BASES , AUTOMATION , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , DATA MANAGEMENT , NAVAL PERSONNEL , PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , THESES , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , SHIPBOARD , DATA ACQUISITION , STANDARDIZATION , COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , SYSTEMS ANALYSIS , RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE , PERSONNEL RETENTION


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE