JoDRM Volume 8, Issue no. 1 (14), April 2017

Pdf VersionPdf Version (full issue)
CONTENTS
I. ARTICLES
THE COMPETENCIES OF THE CIO. A 2016 ANLYSIS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FEDERAL CIO COUNCIL MEMBERS’ BACKGROUND

Vasile IONESCU
Romanian Air Force Staff, Bucharest, Romania
Abstract
The main goal of this paper is to present the competencies of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), taking into consideration not only the evolution in the area of information and communication technology (ICT), but also, the permanently growing recognition of its role during the latest decades in the public and private sectors (doubtless with the same evolution pace, and with an important advantage for the latter). An analysis based on the background of the 2016 membership of the USA Federal CIO Council is intended to depict a clearer image about how the technological knowledge is coupled with the CIO business roles and responsibilities, in order to ensure, in a timely manner, qualitative governmental services for the USA citizens.
Key words
CIO, Chief Information Officer, CIO competencies, USA CIO Council, USA CIO Council member
Pdf VersionPdf Version
Journal of Defense Resources Management 8:1(2017): 7-26.
Up


THE PATH TO JOB SATISFACTION. APPLYING THE THEORY OF PURPOSEFUL BEHAVIOR TO MILITARY CONDITIONS

Johan ÖSTERBERG*
Leif W. RYDSTEDT**
Jo KLEIVEN**
Maria Fors BRANDEBO***
*Swedish Defence University (SEDU), Karlstad, Sweden and Karlstad’s University (KAU), Karlstad, Sweden
**Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Department of Social Sciences, Lillehammer, Norway
***Swedish Defence University (SEDU), Karlstad, Sweden
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between, on one hand, personality and performance orientation and, on the other, job satisfaction and turnover intentions, using Barrick’s et al. theory of purposeful behavior. Using a questionnaire, data about job satisfaction, performance orientation and turnover intentions were collected from 300 newly recruited Swedish soldiers. A path analysis gave partial, but not full support to the assumptions behind the theory of purposeful behavior model. No relationships were found between the personality traits of emotional stability and conscientiousness, nor to either performance orientation or directly to job satisfaction. On the other hand, performance orientation showed a consistent relationship to perceived levels of the job characteristics, which mediated the path between the person-related variables and the outcome variables. Performance orientation also showed a strong direct relationship to general job satisfaction, which, in turn, was strongly related to turnover intentions.
Key words
job satisfaction, performance, turnover intentions, military, path analysis, personality.
Pdf VersionPdf Version
Journal of Defense Resources Management 8:1(2017): 27-42
Up


A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON IMMIGRANTS’ INTEGRATION POLICIES IN ROMANIA AND SWEDEN

Alexandru KIS
Alin KIS
NATO HUMINT Centre of Excellence, Oradea, Romania
Abstract
The immigration crisis in Europe has brought an intensive debate over EU nations’ shared responsibility toward integrating foreigners fleeing insecurity. In this context, Eastern EU countries have shown a lot of anxiety and reluctance to opening their societies to immigrants. The nature of this fear, beside the emerging threat of terrorism, is strongly linked to prejudices, and maybe to a chronic lack of know-how on integrating people without historical (or any other) ties with the host nation. This paper offers a comparative study between integration policies for immigrants in Sweden – a top ranking country in the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) 2015 – and Romania, with the aim to determine areas to improve the latter’s approach toward this issue.
Key words
immigration, integration, mobility, discrimination, multiculturalism, Romania.
Pdf VersionPdf Version
Journal of Defense Resources Management 8:1(2017): 43-62
Up


MILITARY MISSION COMBAT EFFICIENCY ESTIMATION SYSTEM

Ighoyota B. AJENAGHUGHRURE*
P. SUJATHA*
Akazue MAUREEN**
Akila GANESH*
Sangita BABU*
G. Thailambal *
*Department of Computer Science, Vels University, Chennai-600117, India
**Department of Computer Science, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria
Abstract
Military infantry recruits, although trained, lacks experience in real-time combat operations, despite the combat simulations training. Therefore, the choice of including them in military operations is a thorough and careful process. This has left top military commanders with the tough task of deciding, the best blend of inexperienced and experienced infantry soldiers, for any military operation, based on available information on enemy strength and capability. This research project delves into the design of a mission combat efficiency estimator (MCEE). It is a decision support system that aids top military commanders in estimating the best combination of soldiers suitable for different military operations, based on available information on enemy’s combat experience. Hence, its advantages consist of reducing casualties and other risks that compromises the entire operation overall success, and also boosting the morals of soldiers in an operation, with such information as an estimation of combat efficiency of their enemies. The system was developed using Microsoft Asp.Net and Sql server backend. A case study test conducted with the MECEE system, reveals clearly that the MECEE system is an efficient tool for military mission planning in terms of team selection. Hence, when the MECEE system is fully deployed it will aid military commanders in the task of decision making on team members’ combination for any given operation based on enemy personnel information that is well known beforehand. Further work on the MECEE will be undertaken to explore fire power types and impact in mission combat efficiency estimation.
Key words
military mission, combat efficiency estimation, military team, enemy team, decision support system.
Pdf VersionPdf Version
Journal of Defense Resources Management 8:1(2017): 63-76
Up


DISTRIBUTED SIMULATION – A CONNECTION VECTOR AMONG ROMANIAN JOINT NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER AND SIMULATION TRAINING CENTERS DURING LARGE-SCALE TRAINING EXERCISES

Ana-Maria TAMAS*
Lucian KISS*
Marin-Marian COMAN**
* “Getica”Joint National Training Center, Cincu, Romania
** “Nicolae Bălcescu” Land Forces Academy, Sibiu, Romania
Abstract
To face the modern battlefield challenges, Armed Forces need to be effectively trained and military leaders have to visualize the area of operation and understand its complexity, the purpose of missions, and the operational end state. In other words, for achieving the commander’s intent and operation’s end state, units must understand the contemporary complex operational environment. Using simulators and simulation systems, during large-scale simulation training exercises, military simulation can provide the best training opportunities for all armed forces in order to accomplish training objectives thru live-virtual-constructive integrating architecture (LVC-IA) and synthetic environment. The advance of science and technology related to military simulation and simulation systems supports the planners for tailoring appropriate training scenarios and sometimes it could be a significant challenge and also an opportunity for the staff to establish the technical simulation framework and integrated training environment. Nowadays, in order to support and provide the best training opportunities for setting up the appropriate simulated operational environment to all military forces which are located in different areas, the distributed simulation is the key of military training success and it also could be considered as a connection vector throughout all training simulation centers.
Key words
distributed simulation, Military training, Simulation systems, integrated training environment.
Pdf VersionPdf Version
Journal of Defense Resources Management 8:1(2017): 77-82
Up


KEY DUTIES OF A COUNTRY’S ECONOMY RELATED TO NATIONAL DEFENSE IN CRITICAL TIMES

Bahruz MAMMADOV*
Elshan HASHIMOV**
* Assistant professor, Military Academy of Armed Forces, Deputy Head of Department of Ministry of Economy, Baku, Azerbaijan
**Professor, Military Academy of Armed Forces, Ministry of Defense, Baku, Azerbaijan
Abstract
A country’s economy has a special role in a country’s defense. The organization of the national defense is carried out not only through the development of national armed forces, but also by increasing the sustainability of the economic activity for provision of the State and population demands during war. For this reason, development of the economic potential, taking necessary measures for preparation and sustainability of labor, material and financial resources are one of the significant issues and studying the conceptual, legal and economic issues related to the duties of the economy in the organization of state defense in Azerbaijan is very crucial.
Key words
special period, sustainability, economic potential, resources, mobilization, preparation, mobilization planning
Pdf VersionPdf Version
Journal of Defense Resources Management 8:1(2017): 83-98
Up


THE 2020 SLOVAK REPUBLIC CONCEPT ON THE SCOPE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SUPPORTING STATE DEFENSE AND GOVERNMENT PROGRAM STATEMENT

Milan SOPÓCI
Marek WALANCIK
Academy of Business, Dabrowa Górnicza, Slovak Republic
Abstract
This article focuses on the research and development concept and its support to the Slovak state defense. It compares the latter with the Manifest of the Government Slovak Republic, dated 2016. It shows on mistakes and wrong steps in military policy oriented to support military science and research. In conclusion shows on some solutions to development military science and research to next years.
Key words
armed forces, defense sources, conception, transformation, development, research, program, cooperation.
Pdf VersionPdf Version
Journal of Defense Resources Management 8:1(2017): 99-110
Up


DATA MODELING OF INTEREST FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF EMERGENCY SITUATIONS IN CENTRAL ROMANIA

Dorel BADEA
Ioan VIRCA
Danut MOSTEANU
“Nicolae Bălcescu” Land Forces Academy, Sibiu, Romania
Abstract
The management of emergency situations is based, in principle, on the integration of all technical, systemic and last but not the least, operational aspects. Based on this, a proactive approach must consider a huge volume of data, which should be ready for use as information. In this framework, dedicated software is required to be used in correlation with possible working scenarios. This article demonstrates the viability of such analysis with an example regarding the central region of Romania.
Key words
data, modeling, emergency situation.
Pdf VersionPdf Version
Journal of Defense Resources Management 8:1(2017): 111-120
Up


ASPECTS OF LOGISTIC PLANNING IN A MILITARY UNIT AT PEACETIME

Gheorghe MINCULETE*
Diana TUTUIANU **
* Colonel, PhD in Military Sciences, Professor of the Logistics, Finance and Accounting Department, “Carol I” National Defence University, Bucharest, Romania
** PhD, Associate Professor of the Land Forces Department, “Carol I” National Defence University, Bucharest, Romania
Abstract
The inter-conditioning of the management processes within the economic domain with those belonging to military logistics generates a modern approach of logistics management, in the context of creating the necessary circumstances for fulfilling the objectives of interoperability with the western military structures. Logistic planning proves useful in identifying risks and accurately determining the costs and benefits implied by providing logistic support at the appropriate time and place. Without clear and consistent focus on efficient logistic planning, the military organization might be caught in the whirlwind of unpredictable events, not being able to influence them properly, in order to fulfill in an adequate manner its operational goals. Thus, through the aspects revealed below, we set out to deal only with the relevant issues outlining the concept and process of logistics management and present the details of the planning activity in the military unit at peacetime.
Key words
logistics management; logistics foresight; logistics planning; rationality; optimum; balance; logistics planning documents.
Pdf VersionPdf Version
Journal of Defense Resources Management 8:1(2017): 121-134
Up


THE EFFECTS OF GLOBALIZATION ON THE TRANSFORMATION OF ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT

Alexandru RIZESCU *
Cosmin TILEAGĂ**
“Nicolae Bălcescu” Land Forces Academy, Sibiu, Romania *
“Lucian Blaga” University, Sibiu, Romania **
Abstract
Under the present economic conditions, the accelerated process of globalization poses many problems for the adaptation of the company to the external environment, characterized by fierce competition. In this sense, management is facing numerous challenges related to globalisation, especially in times of organizational change.
Key words
organizational management, globalization, transformation.
Pdf VersionPdf Version
Journal of Defense Resources Management 8:1(2017): 135-140
Up


INFORMATION TRANSFER STRATEGIES OR HOW TO REACH EQUILIBRIUM AND CONTROL IN DIRECT VERBAL COMMUNICATION

Valentin Eugen GHISA*
Lavinia Nicoleta GHISA**
*Transylvania University, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Romania
**Manager, Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company, Targu Mures, Department of Regional Studios, Romania
Abstract
This article focuses on identifying the means by which communication based interactions can generate wins in order to make direct verbal communication, like debates, more efficient. Communication optimization consists in designing and formally employing a mathematical model that can lead to qualitative equilibrium and subsequently to gaining an advantageous position in two way communication instances.
Key words
communication, optimization, random strategies, entropy.
Pdf VersionPdf Version
Journal of Defense Resources Management 8:1(2017): 141-148
Up


FACTORS INFLUENCING SUSTAINED MANAGERIAL EFFICIENCY

Alexandru Marius RIZESCU *
George BUCATA **
* “Nicolae Bălcescu” Land Forces Academy, Sibiu, Romania
** “Lucian Blaga” University, Sibiu, Romania
Abstract
The concept of effectiveness is learnable in economic theory and practice with various forms of manifestation of the results obtained by the managers, such as profitability, the productivity of factors of production, capital efficiency, cost savings, etc. Regarded as the organizing principle and driving activity in the market economy, it has a much richer content and also favorable results of generalizing all derived by managers. Choosing effective in meeting needs with limited resources or powerlessness to maximize resource needs under restrains, are expressions through which efficiency is situated at the heart of economic theory and practice.
Key words
influence factors, managerial efficiency, sustainable management.
Pdf VersionPdf Version
Journal of Defense Resources Management 8:1(2017): 149-156
Up


THE FOOD RUSH. A SECURITY RISK AND A CAUSE FOR INTERNATIONAL INTERVENTION

Liliana FILIP*
Bogdan DRAGNEA**
*Regional Department of Defense Resources Management Studies, Brasov, Romania
**“Carol I”, National Defense University Bucharest, Romania
Abstract
Access to food is more than ever a question of interest. The world needs to produce at least 50% more food to feed 9 billion people by 2050. The land, biodiversity, oceans, forests, and other forms of natural capital are being depleted at unprecedented rates. Unless we change how we grow our food and manage our natural capital, food security – especially for the world’s poorest – will be at risk. In this context we expect that the struggle for food to generate migration, conflicts and, why not, international intervention defined by the new Copenhagen School of Security Studies paradigm. Since March 2008 governments, UN agencies and many social movements have adopted positions on the causes of the food crisis and the means to address it. Unfortunately, while these parties are trying to coordinate their activities and suggest new approaches, the old recipes for producing more food are often brought up. Contradictory proposals are made and the thought given to the causes underlying hunger and the food crisis (social, economic and political discrimination and exclusion) has gone largely unheeded. The first Millennium Development Goal, which called for cutting the percentage of hungry people by half by 2015, is clearly out of reach. But the food crisis might lead to a new world food order.
Key words
globalization, international intervention, food security, world order, conflicts, migration, security risk.
Pdf VersionPdf Version
Journal of Defense Resources Management 8:1(2017): 157-164
Up


AGENDA 2030. NEW PERSPECTIVES

Edith Mihaela DOBRESCU
PhD, Scientific Researcher Grade III, Institute for World Economy Romanian Academy, Bucharest Romania
Abstract
Agenda 2030 has set up a global partnership revitalized which has facilitating involvement intensive worldwide in support of the implementation of all objectives and targets, bringing together governments, civil society, private sector, United Nations system and other stakeholders and mobilizing all available resources.
Key words
United Nations (UN), Agenda 2030, World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Pdf VersionPdf Version
Journal of Defense Resources Management 8:1(2017): 165-180
Up


THE HISTORY AND THE EVOLUTION OF UAVs FROM THE BEGINNING TILL THE 70s

Vasile PRISACARIU
Air Force Academy, Brasov, Romania
Abstract
Unpiloted machines have known an upstanding dependent evolution since those times. The development of UAV produced a change in the concepts regarding the architecture and operations through the evolution of their characteristics and capabilities. Thus, they generated continuous construction designs and a wide range of domains in which UAV’s can be used.
Key words
UAV, remotely piloted vehicle, UAV history.
Pdf VersionPdf Version
Journal of Defense Resources Management 8:1(2017): 181-189
Up
Open Access Journal

Current issue


click to view the journal

ISSN: 2068-9403
eISSN: 2247-6466
ISSN-L: 2247-6466


Contact

  • Phone: (+004) 0268.401800
  • Fax: (+004) 0268.401802
  • Email: journal@crmra.ro
  • Address: 160 Mihai Viteazul Street, Brasov - 500183, ROMANIA