The Naval data automation command: a case study.
Lambert, Nancy A.
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The paper contains an examination of the Naval Data Automation Command (NAVDAC) and the ramifications of the lack of long range planning upon NAVDAC. Four perspectives are taken, examining the effect upon NAVDAC's creation, mission, structure and control systems. The position hell by the author is that because no long range plan existed the Navy: • Created an ADP command designed to correct the problems of the past rather than implement future requirements. • A discrepancy arose between NAVDAC's domain and its mission resulting in the pursuance of a modified mission. • The centralized functional organization of NAVDAC reflects this mission. • No defined control systems exist against which to objectively evaluate NAVDAC.
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