Accession Number : ADA258984


Title :   Corporate Information Management and Business Process Improvement under the Unit Cost Program: An Analysis of a System for the Air Force Institute of Technology


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Kettell, Kevin D ; Ziegler II, Fredrick T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258984.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 358


Abstract : DOD has been undergoing changes toward a competitive business-type environment as a result of the Packard Commission and -the Goldwater-Nichols Act. As a result of the Goldwater-Nichols Act, two programs directly affect the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT): Defense Management Report Decision 971, better known as the Defense Business Operations Fund (DBOF); and, the Corporate Information Management (CIM) initiative. DBOF requires that organizations provide unit cost per output figures as the basis for organizational funding. Unit cost resourcing changes the way federal managers manage and allocate resources, and promotes quality management and continuous improvement principles. Defense Information Management recognizes information as a resource to be managed. CIM initiatives use information as the basis to improve the way organizations operate. This research effort Purports to identify strategic level requirements that will allow the establishment of an integrated information system which will provide AFIT insight into the cost and value of their products and services.... Defense Business Operation Fund(DBOF), Corporate Information Management(CIM), Information systems, Information engineering.


Descriptors :   *OUTPUT , *ORGANIZATIONS , *MANAGEMENT , *COSTS , REQUIREMENTS , AIR FORCE , COMMERCE , ENVIRONMENTS , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , AIR , QUALITY , ENGINEERING , OPERATION , RESOURCES , VALUE


Subject Categories : Information Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE