The Evolution from Data Processing to Information Resource Management.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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With the tremendous growth in the capability, complexity, pervasiveness, and cost of information systems in recent years, corporate America has realized that information is a vital corporate asset resource and must be managed as such. Congress has mandated that Federal agencies improve their ability to manage information through the Brooks Act of 1965 and the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 also sponsored by Congressman Brooks. The process of gaining control of an organizations information has been called information Resource Management IRM. This paper is a survey of the essential elements of IRM focusing on methods that are used to develop an Information Systems Architecture ISA. This is particularly timely since HQDA recently completed a Information Systems Planning ISP exercise, and created a new Deputy Chief of Staff for Information Management DCSIM. A summary of the important findings of this study are presented. The late Bernard Shaw once wrote, To be in Hell is to drift, to be in Heaven is to sheer. This paper attempts to survey the course for planning the near and long-term information needs of large organizations including the U.S. Army.
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