Accession Number:

ADA586908

Title:

Using EPIC to Find Conflicts, Inconsistencies, and Gaps in Department of Defense Policies

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

2013-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

This report presents a new technique that can be used by analysts to efficiently and effectively analyze large bodies of policies to identify potential conflicts, gaps, and overlaps in the roles and responsibilities RR assigned to defense executives. This report describes the technique, which is composed of a framework and a methodology. It also describes a software-based tool developed by RAND that automates one step in the methodology. The report presents three case studies conducted using the new approach. This study builds on a previous effort that examined the RR of defense acquisition executives and chief information officers CIOs.1 As in the previous study, RR is defined as an activity, function, task, duty, job, or action assigned to a Department of Defense DoD official by an authoritative source. Authoritative sources of DoD RR are federal law Office of Management and Budget circulars and other issuances Executive Orders agency guidance documents, including DoD directives, instructions, and memoranda and non-DoD policies and issuances.2 The new capability developed in this study will enhance analysts ability to detect areas of potential conflict and alert policymakers to effect the necessary clarifications.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE