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Master of Science


Information technology infusion has taken place in the workplace as costs for microcomputers have declined and the need for reliable and timely information has increased, but the impact the Internet has had is yet to be determined. This research takes an information technology infusion approach to the Internet and focuses on the use patterns of current Air Force Internet users, acceptance levels, and supervisory support of the technology, as well as policy recommendations regarding Internet use in the Air Force. The research provides substantial evidence that Internet technology is not being infused equally within all organizational levels in the Air Force. All infusion measures used in this research show that Internet technology is more highly infused at the headquarters-level than it is at base-level. This research also demonstrates that supervisory support for Internet use positively affects user acceptance levels on the part of subordinates. Access to the Internet is also shown to improve Air Force members' productivity on the job.

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