How Management Information Systems Can Enhance the Air Force Drug Testing Program
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This study examined the possibility that MIS can be applied towards the current Air Force drug testing program and result in an improved program. Current literature, including AF regulations and DOD directives, and information obtained from informal interviews conducted at the AFDTL were reviewed and analyzed. The findings indicated that there are areas in the drug testing program and the AFDTL itself that can be enhanced by the application of MIS concepts. These areas include the manual processes performed throughout the drug testing sequence information processing under the control of the Forensic Documentation Branch the information maintained in the AFDTL database and the transfer and maintenance of information relating to the drug testing program for AF bases serviced by the AFDTL. The author provides suggestions regarding the application of MIS to these specific areas and cites current literature to substantiate these suggestions. Future study or studies should be geared specifically to the integration of robotics, bar coding, and addition automation into the drug testing program.
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