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Dissertation: "Complexity: A Cognitive Barrier to Defense Systems Aquisition Management." August 1999

Show simple item record Perino, George 2009-04-10T16:38:37Z 2009-04-10T16:38:37Z 1999-08
dc.description Manuscript: typescript with tables and figures, 178 pgs. 8.5" x 11" (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm) en
dc.description.abstract This research effort proceeded from the presumption that complexity is a matter of perspective; it resides within the observer, not the issue under investigations It is the observer's inability to grasp the interplay of multiple factors and events that lead to the perception that problems. issues or systems are "complex." The researcher sought to find answers to the following questions: Are members of the defense systems acquisition workforce prepared to meet the demands of complexity? Study participants included highly schooled engineering- and management-orientated government employees responsible for the acquisition and life-cycle support of large-scale socio-technical defense systems costing billions of taxpayer dollars. These individuals were attending an intensive 14-week course in systems acquisition managmente at the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC). The college is considered to be the premier center for learning about management principles and the Department of Defense systems acquisition process. John N. Warfield Collection 37.28
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject complexity en_US
dc.subject cognitive blind-spots en_US
dc.subject cognitive overlaod en_US
dc.subject killer assumptions en_US
dc.subject demands of complexity en_US
dc.subject emergent systems en_US
dc.subject linear thinking en_US
dc.subject systems science en_US
dc.subject systems thinking en_US
dc.subject problematic situations en_US
dc.subject Periono, George H. en_US
dc.subject Warfield, John N. en_US
dc.subject Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) en_US
dc.title Dissertation: "Complexity: A Cognitive Barrier to Defense Systems Aquisition Management." August 1999 en
dc.type Dissertation en

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