Accession Number:

ADA230329

Title:

Information Resource Management Planning in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Program Analysis and Evaluation)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

1990-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

101.0

Abstract:

Arms control negotiations and changes in the military threat have combined to create a surge in the mission requirements of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Program Analysis and Evaluation OASD PAE. These requirements impose an increased need for information at a time of severe DoD budget reductions. Although the FY90 PAE information resource budget of 12 million meets current requirements, the ASD PAE and his deputies must make decisions in the future allocation and management of information resources. This information resources management plan analyzes the issues and recommends ways to reduce deficiencies in managing information resources. The management of information resources within PAE suffers from four principal deficiencies 1 Inefficient organizational structure for managing information resources 2 Inadequate planning for the transition of mainframe databases and applications from the Honeywell MULTICS system to the new Headquarters Systems Replacement Program 3 Inefficient office automation for handling word processing, document coordination and distribution, forms management and electronic mail and 4 Inadequate horizontal communication within PAE of the availability of database and information processing capabilities. This plan recommends actions needed to reduce the deficiencies.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE