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Master of Science


The Internet has become one of the most used technological devices in the United States. Air Force members too, have become dependent on the Internet to complete their work. The Internet offers many features that are important to the members of the Air Force, but the Internet also offers features that may interfere with the member completing their assigned duties. This thesis will address the misuse of the Internet by Air Force personnel and how the Internet affects the productivity of the members within their work environment. This thesis also looks at the problem of personal use of the Internet and what steps the supervisors can take to decrease Internet misuse. Finally, this thesis will propose a new Internet policy for Air Force. The research shows that the members of the sample population believe that the Internet does not affect their productivity levels while at work. The research also shows that the members believe that the misuse of the Internet does not outweigh the benefits that the Internet provides to the members. The members also feel that the supervisor should play a larger role in controlling the Internet as well as establishing local Internet policies in accordance with the Air Force's current policy.

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Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Logistics and Acquisition Management of the Air Force Institute of Technology