Accession Number:

ADA028263

Title:

Management of Army Communications, Computer, and Electronic Systems Resources.

Descriptive Note:

Individual study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-21

Pagination or Media Count:

169.0

Abstract:

The Armys failure to integrate management of communications, computers and electronics systems resources has resulted in our not yet fielding a command-and-control information system CCIS to serve commanders and staff directors at all levels, in peace or war, on and off the battlefield. There is little question about that need being a crucial element for success on the next major sophisticated battlefield. This paper explores the whys of this problem and settles upon the seemingly radical though essential solution of reorganization at HQDA and in two MACOMs, with a clarification of policy concerning user requirements documentation and processing. It points up the need for a restructured PPBS to accommodate the new management structure. It recommends the immediate formation of an innovative educationtraining programs in OPMS, EPMS and Civil Service to insure qualified technial managers, engineers, operators and maintenance technicians for a CCIS through the year 2000. The paper paints the problem in somber tones, suggests a new approach and warns of the potential for damage by the myopia of politics and inertia. It closes with the hope that the senior Army leadership will take an intense interest in seeing that the beginnings of this new enterprise achieve their heady promise quickly. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE