A Modification to the Computer Generated Acquisition Documents System (CGADS) for Microcomputer Use in a Program Office Environment.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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The Computer Generated Acquisition Documents System CGADS was designed to assist the program manager PM in developing acquisition documents including Statements of Work SOWs and Contract Data Requirements Lists CDRLs for all phases of the acquisition cycle. CGADS will produce draft versions of these documents which must then be tailored to meet the needs of the particular program. The current CGADS has several shortfalls. PMs outside of ESD have difficulty accessing the system. The system must also be maintained on a mainframe computer since it requires too much disk space to be adapted to a micro-computer. Finally, the output obtained from CGADS is not in the Work Breakdown Structure WBS format required by the military handbook on SOW preparation. The main objective of this research was to simplify the PMs job in writing a Full-Scale Development FSD SOWCDRL. This was accomplished by developin a system called Micro-Computer Generated Acquisition Documents Systems or MGADS. The MGADS program was written in COBOL of an MSDOS operating system on a Zenith Z-100 micro-computer. MGADS was developed to overcome the shortfalls of CGADS. Attention was focused only on the FSD SOWCDRL to allow the program to fit onto a micro-computer. This also eliminates the problem of having to access CGADS over modemtelephones lines. The ouput of MGADS was restructed into WBS format in accordance with the current military handbook. MGADS is an interactive system used to develop a draft version of the FSD SOWCDRL.
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