Accession Number : ADA285973
Title : Smoother Sailing Ahead: Integrating Information Technology into the Surface Navy.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
Personal Author(s) : Lovelace, Jr, Edward C
Report Date : Sep 1994
Pagination or Media Count : 75
Abstract : Organizations incorporate changes in technological capabilities and patterns of work slowly and with great difficulty. Similar to the introduction of electricity in the early 1990s, information technology's benefits were not realized until competition forced private companies to adapt their organizational structure and operating practices to take advantage of new capabilities. They sought to change the very nature of work, not just do work faster. A decreasing defense budget forces the Navy to face many of the common problems overcome earlier in the world of private industry. This initial exploration identifies potential opportunities to be gained by taking a business perspective in the integration of information technology in the evolution to smaller, more capable, less manpower-intensive surface ships. Information technology, Organizational change, Strategic planning, Process reengineering.
Descriptors : *INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *FLEETS(SHIPS) , *NAVAL BUDGETS , DATA BASES , COMMERCE , COMPETITION , TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER , THESES , NAVAL OPERATIONS , NAVAL TACTICAL DATA SYSTEM , BENEFITS , NETWORK ANALYSIS(MANAGEMENT) , INTEGRATION , REDUCTION , MANPOWER UTILIZATION , COST EFFECTIVENESS , AUTOMATION , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE