Accession Number:

ADA272686

Title:

Improving Distribution of Military Programs' Technical Criteria

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, provides technical criteria to its field activities to ensure that the Corps design and construction program is based upon the most current and technically acceptable practices available. Guide specifications are distributed only electronically. Engineering manuals, pamphlets, regulations, technical letters, and circulars, design guides, standards and technical manuals, and handbooks are distributed both in hard copy and on CD ROMs. LMI has evaluated the current centralized distribution systems and found they do not consistently deliver engineering publications to the engineers who need the information. While they distribute some information effectively, the overall performance of the distribution systems can be improved significantly. We recommend that for other than bulletins and memorandums, HQUSACE move away from central distribution of printed copies of engineering publications and distribute them electronically as it does the guide specifications. For the near term, HQUSACE should continue to distribute bulletins and memorandums in the hard-copy format. Using keyword indexes, USACE should accurately target the distribution lists for these publications to specific offices within each destination matching the subject topic to the recipient. We further recommend that the current practice of distributing printed documents to architects and engineers under contract to the Corps be terminated. Military Programs Technical Criteria, Construction Guide Specifications, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USACE, Construction Criteria

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE