Program Monitoring by Database Management

by Jonathan P. Deason, Office of Assistant Secretary of the, US Army, Washington, DC, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computer Applications in Water Resources


Management of the water resources programs of the Army Corps of Engineers, with its 3 billion annual budget, 27,000 employees, and decentralized organizational structure, is obviously a difficult task. Fortunately, however, recent advances in computer-based management information systems are enabling top managers to increase significantly the timeliness, accuracy, and relevance of information used for decision-making. This new management information system, developed under the direction of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), enables top managers to track 13 key data elements on 21 categories of agreements, from water supply contracts to historic preservation agreements, as they proceed through various stages of negotiation and approval.

Subject Headings: Databases | Managers | Historic preservation | Information systems | Systems management | Water conservation | Water resources | Resource management | United States

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