The Application of a Decision Support System to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works O&M Budget Analysis.
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This Improvement of Operations and Maintenance Techniques IOMT work unit was designed to provide decision-making tools to managers involved in the allocation of funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE Civil Works Operations and Maintenance projects. These tools, commonly referred to as Decision Support Systems DSS, provide users with enhanced analytical capabilities for determining the impacts of funding decisions, as well as financial analysis capability for showing the distribution of funds. The DSS concept used in this research was based on a commercially available database RBASE with custom analysis tools added for flexibility. The budgetary data used by the prototype system was obtained through the Automated Budget System ABS, an existing Corps information system that contains budget data for all the USACE Operations and Maintenance OM Civil Works projects. This report describes the conception, design, and prototype applications of a DSS developed for providing budget data analysis capabilities at Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers HQUSACE level and the field level USACE Division level of OM budget development. The report describes the design and capabilities of the budget DSS and the prototype applications at HQUSACE and the Ohio River Division, USACE. MM
- Administration and Management
- Civil Engineering