Accession Number : ADA255958


Title :   A Decision Methodology for the Allocation of Macro Level Training Resources


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 1988-Dec 1990


Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Donnell, Michael L ; Fineberg, Michael L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a255958.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 108


Abstract : This paper describes a process for utilizing data bases and, if necessary, developing new ones to answer key policy questions regarding DoD expenditures of funds for various forms of training. It presents a general cost- effectiveness methodology for performing analyses in support of questions focused on the desirability of increasing, decreasing, or holding constant DoD funding for various training modalities. This methodology draws on proven principles of training cost analysis, makes optimal use of existing training cost and effectiveness data and takes a requirements-oriented, functional point of view. The innovative aspect of our approach is the development of a systematic Training Funds Decision Methodology (TFDM), which is demonstrated by a case study example. If TFDM ultimately proves valid, acceptable, and supportable by existing/planned data repositories, it could be translated into specifications for an expert decision support system.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY TRAINING , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , DECISION MAKING , COST EFFECTIVENESS , INDIVIDUALIZED TRAINING , MANAGEMENT TRAINING , COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION , JOB TRAINING , COMBAT READINESS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE