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What is Operating Environment

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fifth Edition
In computer technology terms, an operating environment or integrated applications environment is the environment in which users run application software. In this chapter, the operating environment encompasses all of the processes and systems as legislated and funded by Congress and managed by the Executive branch under oversight from Congress. The technical infrastructure is computer and communications technology.
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A Good American President
James George (Archway Publishing, USA), Abdullah Murrar (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA), Pankaj Chaudhary (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA), and James Allen Rodger (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 28
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3479-3.ch107
This chapter describes political engineering at an atomic level, that is, addressing what makes a competent elected official and using the office of president of the United States as an example. The authors published a series of books and associated papers that presented the overall construct in applying systems engineering and information technology to improving government systems and performance. Here is a demonstration in applying concepts to help citizen-voters strengthen their ability to analyze and evaluate the candidate and incumbent performance with a standard approach and criteria. Since political parties have a responsibility in vetting candidates bearing their brand, the authors encourage political leaders to focus on improving their process because citizens depend on them for candidate quality and integrity. Being a part of pluralistic democracy is a serious responsibility that requires continuous improvement.
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