Distance Learning Plan for the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS): A Study for the DBMU
Contributor(s)NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
KeywordsEconomics and Cost Analysis
Humanities and History
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
WIDE AREA NETWORKS
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AbstractThis thesis analyzes the requirements and design considerations of a video teletraining (VTT) delivery system for 25 Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) centers located throughout the continental United States. Current DFAS VTT capabilities are reviewed and included. The study's sponsor, the Defense Business Management University (DBMU), has been tasked by the DoD comptroller to implement a training program for these centers. The DBMU has identified VTT as an extremely cost-effective option for training personnel at these 25 DFAS satellite activities. The study focuses on current VTT technologies -- both in industry and in the DoD. Basic VTT concepts are presented, evolving VTT standards are discussed, existing DoD VTT infrastructures are outlined, and problem areas such as system interoperability are explored. The study presents recommendations for an immediate DFAS VTT implementation plan using available DoD one-way/two-way satellite distance education capabilities. This thesis also presents a recommendation for integration of a long term VTT network broadcast system including a single site program origination studio. Distance learning, Video teleconferencing, Video teletraining, Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), Defense Business Management University (DBMU), Department of defense financial management, Education technology, Financial management education and training.