Accession Number : ADA265667


Title :   Analysis of the Army's Installation Support Modules with the Private Sector's Open Information Systems


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK


Personal Author(s) : Andrews, Paul G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265667.pdf


Report Date : 09 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 76


Abstract : Installation management within the U.S. Army is comprised of a myriad of basic management functions such as real property acquisition and personnel accountability. These functions are performed by installation organizations which are responsible for managing the manpower, funds, and equipment assigned to the installation during peace and wartime conditions. Each installation organization uses an information system tailored to its specific mission to perform daily tasks. However, this network configuration is characterized by the lack of data sharing capability and it does not promote qualitative management of military resources. In order to incorporate data sharing among the installation organizations and enhance installation management, the Army has developed a new information system called installation Support Modules (ISM). The ISM is a computer hardware, software, and communications-infrastructure designed to provide installation organizations with the capability of horizontal and vertical data sharing. The Army's acquisition strategy for the ISM is to develop the system with the latest computer and information technology, Open Systems Environment (OSE).


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS , ACCOUNTABILITY , ARMY , COMPUTER NETWORKS , COMPUTERS , CONFIGURATIONS , ENVIRONMENTS , INSTALLATION , LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , MANPOWER , MISSIONS , ORGANIZATIONS , QUESTIONNAIRES , RESOURCES , SHARING , STRATEGY , SURVEYS , WARTIME


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE