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Title Using EPIC to find conflicts, inconsistencies, and gaps in Department of Defense policies / Carolyn Wong, Daniel Gonzales, Chad J.R. Ohlandt, Eric Landree, John Hollywood.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 63 pages) : color illustrations
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Series Technical report Using EPIC to find conflicts, inconsistencies, and gaps in Department of Defense policies
Note "RAND National Defense Research Institute."
"This research was conducted within the Acquisition and Technology Policy Center (ATPC) of RAND National Defense Research Institute"--Preface.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 61-63).
Contents Introduction -- The R&R policy analysis framework and methodology --The EPIC tool -- The program manager case study -- The interoperability and standards case Study -- The information assurance case study -- Closing remarks and recommendations -- Appendix: EPIC.
Summary The authors present a framework and methodology to identify the roles and responsibilities (R & R) of those implementing Department of Defense policies and also potential conflicts, ambiguities, gaps, inconsistencies, and redundancies in those policies. They introduce a new software tool that automates one step of the methodology-EPIC-and demonstrate its use with three case studies to illustrate the technique and also the tool's flexibility. EPIC allows analysts to efficiently analyze multiple policy documents to detect potential conflicts in policy early on, thereby allowing policy developers to focus their attention on the need for clarification and, possibly, changes in policy. The authors relate executive positions to R & R and the products that result from their execution. If it can be shown that more than one actor is assigned to take the same action on the same product, then a potential conflict exists in the body of policy. If, on the other hand, no executive is assigned to take action on a product, then there is a potential gap in the body of policy. Use of this new tool will result in better and more consistent defense policy.
Language English.
Subject United States. Department of Defense -- Personnel management -- Data processing.
United States. Department of Defense -- Officials and employees -- Selection and appointment.
United States. Department of Defense. (OCoLC)fst01852447
Manpower -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom.
Manpower. (OCoLC)fst01007872
Personnel management -- Data processing. (OCoLC)fst01058809
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Military & Naval Science.
Law, Politics & Government.
Military Administration.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Wong, Carolyn, 1952- author.
Gonzales, Daniel, 1956- author.
Ohlandt, Chad J. R., author.
Landree, Eric, author.
Hollywood, John S., 1973- author.
Acquisition and Technology Policy Center.
Rand Corporation.
United States. Navy.
Other Form: 9780833076762
ISBN 9780833081926 (electronic bk.)
0833081926 (electronic bk.)
Report No. RAND/TR-1277-NAVY
Standard No. AU@ 000061155142
GBVCP 1008659045

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