Accession Number:

ADA229787

Title:

An Assessment of the Problems Surrounding the Data Acquisition Process, and Possible Improvements

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

119.0

Abstract:

This thesis investigated the data management and data acquisition area of the overall acquisition process. The investigation looked at seven studies, an Auditor Generals Report, and a survey of data managers in Ar Force Logistics Command and Aeronautical Systems Division of Air Force Systems Command. The purpose was to determine what problems with data management and data acquisition are universal across units, division, and commands. After identifying definite problem areas, the study probed the information to find what actions should be taken to improve the data acquisition process. The problems identified included a lack of personnel training, poor definition of data requirements, and a proliferation of data by the government. The study showed that data is a significant cost driver in the acquisition of systems and program managers are not aware of the extent of those costs. The data manager survey was examined to determine if AFLC and ASD data managers agreed as to the problems and possible solutions. Problems that permeate the acquisition process were found, thus enabling future policy decisions to address these problems. KR

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE