Accession Number:

ADA229695

Title:

Air Force Information Management (IM): A 1990 Snapshot and 1995 Future Look at Air Force IM Needs and Preferred Education/Training Approaches

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

191.0

Abstract:

This research investigated 37 training topics which were of interest to Air Force AF information managers, Air Force Specialty Code 70XX. The topics were grouped into the following seven information resource related clusters 1 computer operating systems, 2 data communications, 3 Air Force Standard Systems PDOS, RAMS, and PCIII, 4 information resource management concepts, 5 AFIM career field issues, 6 computer hardware, and finally, 7 computer software. Twenty-four graduates of the AF Institute of Technologys AFIT Information Resource Management program were asked to provide their perceptions of AF information managers IMs current 1990 and needed 1995 knowledgeskill levels on each topic. Telephone interviews with the respondents indicated that, relative to the 37 topics discussed, the graduates perceived a significant difference between current and needed knowledgeskill levels in practically all topic areas. The respondents also provided recommendations on effective and practical training methodsapproaches for closing knowledgeskill level gaps. Finally, the graduates provided feedback relative to the effectiveness of the IRM program. Keywords Information resource management, Management information systems, Information management, Training methods, Office automation, Theses.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE