Accession Number : ADA208158


Title :   Information Centers in the United States Army: Movement Toward Maturity Through Strategic Planning


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Horne, Jeffrey C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a208158.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 148


Abstract : This thesis reports the results of research focused on US Army information centers and end-user computing management techniques. The effort is designed to provide insight into information center management, end-user computing, and Army information resource management. Models for managing the evolution of individual and organizational computing are presented in terms of their applicability to Army information management. Important conclusions of this research were; (1) Achieving the level of information integration desired by Army leaders will require the development of management controls that focus on directing the evolution of end-user computing, (2) The role of information centers in Army information management is poorly defined. Resolving this situation will be an important part of achieving an integrated environment, (3) End-user computing is a critical part of the information environment that has been virtually overlooked by information planners. Integrating this valuable resource into Army information plans will be critical in future plans. Keywords: Information centers; End-user computing; Strategic planning; Change management; Information management.


Descriptors :   *DATA MANAGEMENT , *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , *INFORMATION CENTERS , ORGANIZATIONS , LEADERSHIP , MANAGEMENT , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , STRATEGIC ANALYSIS , ARMY PERSONNEL , REPORTS , THESES , INTEGRATION , RESOURCES , RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , VALUE , ARMY , MILITARY PLANNING , ENVIRONMENTS , ARMY PLANNING , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , INTEGRATED SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE