ERIC Number: ED413931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
The Lockheed Martin Network: An Intranet Analysis.
Okey, Robert M.
Lockheed Martin Corporation, which is comprised of approximately 72 operating units (some 200,000 employees) worldwide, has set up an intranet called the Lockheed Martin Network. On the network, the corporation released a set of corporate policies via web pages which must be implemented by each of its companies. Because each company varied on what policies they required, individual companies produced their own web pages of policies, which has lead to a problem of deciding which corporate policies need to be implemented in a company policy and which can be adopted as-is without being re-written. This paper first compared 110 corporate policies to company level policies to determine if there was any duplication of effort. In addition, other types of information being published on company web pages were examined, including organizational charts, newsletters, user-manuals, and directories. Forty of the 110 corporate policies were recommended to be used by the companies as-is. Statistics concerning these materials were presented to determine the most common types of information available, and to show the variety and possibilities of information dissemination. The most common type of information, besides policies, was found to be products and services, while the least common was library services. The study concluded that the benefits of timely and accurate information dissemination have been achieved through the Lockheed Martin Network. Appendices include three tables with data on policy content, policy recommendations, and company web information. (Contains 35 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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