Accession Number : ADA621725


Title :   A Business Case Analysis of Pre-Positioned Expeditionary Assistance Kit Joint Capability Technology Demonstration


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Lee, Hui H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a621725.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 105


Abstract : The Pre-Positioned Expeditionary Assistance Kit (PEAK) is a Joint Capability Technology Demonstration initiative that is being managed by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, developed in partnership with the National Defense University, and is sponsored by United States Southern Command. This study analyzes the costs and benefits of implementing the PEAK as a new capability into the Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief Operational community with the objective of building key capacity in partner nations to promote security and stability and focusing on providing effective, low-cost and sustainable capabilities. This thesis conducts a Business Case Analysis (BCA), including a base case analysis and sensitivity analyses focusing on the Return on Investment (ROI) of investing in, and operating and maintaining, the PEAK. The BCA compares the life-cycle cost estimate of the PEAK with that of the status quo (existing) systems in operational scenarios for a 10-year period. When compared against the estimated investment over the system life-cycle, the results show positive ROI and net present value after the first year. The savings come from the cost of water and transportation.


Descriptors :   *COST ESTIMATES , *HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , *MILITARY ASSISTANCE , *SECURITY , BENEFITS , COMMERCE , COMMUNITIES , COSTS , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , DISASTERS , ESTIMATES , FOCUSING , INVESTMENTS , LIFE CYCLE COSTS , LOW COSTS , NATIONAL DEFENSE , NATIONS , PEAK VALUES , SAVINGS , SCENARIOS , SENSITIVITY , STABILITY , THESES , TRANSPORTATION , UNITED STATES , WATER


Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Water Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE