Download

Download eBook for Free

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 4.4 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.

Purchase

Purchase Print Copy

 FormatList Price Price
Add to Cart Paperback99 pages $25.00 $20.00 20% Web Discount

Results of a study undertaken to identify alternative courses of action in policy, management, and organization that would improve the Air Force's ability to acquire, utilize, and exploit its computer resources. Based on information obtained by visiting Air Force projects, interviewing military agencies and commercial firms with experience in large computer systems, and extensive literature review, it is concluded that present problems stem principally from failure to follow a properly structured and managed development process. Five recommendations are presented: (1) establish a focal point for all computer resources management at the ACS level; (2) strengthen the development channel for computer systems within the Air Staff and AFSC; (3) establish centers of expertise in computer technology; (4) strengthen the computer-related career field; (5) strengthen or establish selected Air Force groups to assure that the requirements generation process for computer systems reflects both user needs and technical feasibility. (See also R-1855.)

This report is part of the RAND Corporation report series. The report was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1948 to 1993 that represented the principal publication documenting and transmitting RAND's major research findings and final research.

Permission is given to duplicate this electronic document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete. Copies may not be duplicated for commercial purposes. Unauthorized posting of RAND PDFs to a non-RAND Web site is prohibited. RAND PDFs are protected under copyright law. For information on reprint and linking permissions, please visit the RAND Permissions page.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.