Positioning the Reserve Headquarters Support (RHS) System for Multi-Layered Enterprise Use
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF INFORMATION SCIENCES
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Currently, the Navy stores and retains data in multiple data warehouses, in various formats, in numerous legacy systems. The Navys Bureau of Personnel is responsible for four distinct data stores that house unique data for Active Duty Officers, Active Duty Enlisted, Drilling Reserve Officers and Enlisted, and all Inactive Service members. Decision-makers within the Navy have proposed combining the data into one cleansed, metadata tagged, indexable and searchable enterprise data environment. This environment will resolve redundant storage issues, as well as eliminate outdated, end-of-lifecycle equipment and legacy infrastructure. This research will focus on the following. First, this research will focus on the current state of IT systems from the Department of Defense DoD level through the Department of the Navy DoN level to the focal system - the Reserve Headquarters Support RHS system. Second, research of current departmental guidance as to the desired state of these systems will be conducted and summarized. Third, economic, technical, and strategic management theories will be studied and applied in order to conduct an economic analysis of the possibility of migrating the RHS application to a more modern IT solution. In the final chapter, conclusions and recommendations are provided concerning the most attractive way to proceed with the RHS application. Finally, possibilities for follow-on work are discussed.
- Information Science
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Computer Systems Management and Standards
- Military Forces and Organizations