Accession Number:

ADA052375

Title:

Management Information Systems and the Computer in the Defense Acquisition Program Office.

Descriptive Note:

Study project rept.,

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

This report examines the role that computerized management information systems play in the decision making process in management organizations and in Department of Defense Program Offices for acquisitions in particular. A management information system is defined, and the need for information is discussed. The values and limitations of an MIS in the decision making process are presented. The MIS should not be considered as a decision making device, but only as an aid in helping management make the decisions. Before the MIS can be used to its maximum potential the manager must know what his specific information needs are. Information on the implimentation of an MIS, and several examples of possible applications in a program office are presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE