Information Resource Management Planning in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition)
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD
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The management of information resources within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Acquisition suffers from three principal deficiencies. These deficiencies are 1 Inadequate access to corporate data 2 Shortcomings in the ability to analyze data and 3 Inadequate interoperability among information systems. The OUSDA managers and program analysts lack sufficient access to the five Year Defense Program FYDP budget data, defense industrial budget data, and military technology data. In particular, OUSDA must analyze FYDP data submitted by the Military Departments to the DoD comptroller to determine the potential impact of FYDP budget allocations on acquisition programs. The OUSDA should obtain these data earlier from the Comptroller and provide them in machine-readable form to staff analysts. Even when data are available, OUSDA managers and analysts do not effectively process the data into information needed by decision makers. To do so, analysts need software and methods to apply data to policy issues. Their lack of analytical capability causes extensive expenditures for contractor assistance and inefficient use of the contractor-produced software and analysis.
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