Accession Number:

ADA165423

Title:

Management Control in the Acquisition of Automatic Data Processing and Information Systems Components.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

110.0

Abstract:

This thesis reviews the system of management control within the Department of the Navy DON for the acquisition of automatic data processing andor information system ADPIS equipment components. Specific areas described in the research include the DON Life Cycle Management LCM system for ADPIS and the operation of the DON computer acquisition program CAP within the Department of Defense DOD Planning, Programming and Budgeting System PPBS. The conclusions contained in this thesis identify strengths and weaknesses of the ADPIS LCM and CAP systems. Strengths include 1 a well-documented programming and budget formulation system for investment type ADPIS equipment components and 2 a well-documented LCM process for ADPIS. Weaknesses include 1 the lack of a formalized decision mechanism to allot apportioned CAP funds given the occurrence of contingencies during budget execution and 2 a potential for not effectively executing the defined interfaces between the LCM and CAP systems. Specific recommendations are provided to 1 improve the management control of CAP funds during budget execution given the occurrence of expected contingencies and to 2 reduce the potential for ineffective interface between the two systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE