Corps of Engineers Operations and Maintenance Budget Decision Support System (COMB_DSS): System Concept, Design and Prototype Evaluation. Volume 1. Main Text and Appendix A
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This report describes the development, testing, and evaluation of the Corps of Engineers Operation and Management Budget Decision Support System COMB DSS developed under the Improvement of Operations and Management Techniques IOMT Research Program. This decision support application was designed to assist the Operations, Construction and Readiness OCR Division, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers HQUSACE, with analysis of yearly Operations and Maintenance OM budget submittals by the Corps Divisions. The report discusses the budget process for OM project funding, the analysis needs of management at HQUSACE, a detailed description of general decision support system design, and the prototype design for assisting in the decision making process. at HQUSACE. Decision support systems are computer-based information systems that typically contain four components a database for storing large volumes of descriptive data, a user interface such as menus for information management, an analysis component for performing operations on the data, and report generation capability. The COMB-DSS contains five analysis capabilities for assisting in the OM budget preparation a scenario analyst, a financial analyst, a rank generator, a criteria analyst, and a statistical analyst. The testing and evaluation of the COMB-DSS at HQUSACE during the budget formation process is described along with recommendations for future improvements. Analysis, Decision support, Budget, Operations and maintenance, Computer.
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