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dc.contributor.advisorJones, Raymond D.
dc.contributor.advisorBoren, Brett
dc.contributor.authorTurnbull, Adam
dc.dateSep-16
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-02T17:18:12Z
dc.date.available2016-11-02T17:18:12Z
dc.date.issued2016-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/50497
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis research provides an analysis of the organizational structure of Redstone Test Center's Environment and Components Test Directorate, with specific regard to its instrumentation design and development capabilities, for the purpose of identifying opportunities to improve communication, standardization, and efficiency. Redstone Test Center (RTC) is one of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's test centers and is responsible for testing a variety of missiles, sensors, and Army aviation platforms. To accomplish this testing and provide value for customers, it is often necessary to build customized engineering design solutions to command and control the systems under test, to acquire test data, or to simulate real-world operation. RTC has a cadre of technically savvy engineers tasked with designing and developing these innovative test solutions. However, these engineers are isolated from each other organizationally, such that communication and collaboration are not common. Inefficiency is rife, and standardization of processes and procedures is almost nonexistent. This research found that these problems could be corrected through organizational changes, grouping the instrumentation design engineers together. The research also found that creating a leadership position tasked with promoting communication, efficiency, and standardization is also necessary to achieve these goals.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleAn analysis of the organizational structure of Redstone Test Center's Environment and Components Test Directorate with regard to instrumentation design capabilitiesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBusiness & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authororganizational analysisen_US
dc.subject.authororganizational structureen_US
dc.subject.authorformal and informal networksen_US
dc.description.serviceCivilian, Department of the Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Program Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineProgram Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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