Systems Analysis Techniques for Planning-Programming-Budgeting
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A discussion of the application of military systems analysis to civilian activities of the government. The paper includes an introduction to the essential meaning, processes, and prime characteristics of systems analysis, as well as the techniques of model building. Systems analysis can help with problems encountered in such fields as urban planning, education, and welfare, although there are important limitations. Techniques that seem most useful to nonmilitary analysis are indicated, along with the possibilities offered by new developments in the field.
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