Accession Number : ADB402465


Title :   Decision Vulnerability Analysis (DVA) Program


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Nov 2009-1 May 2014


Corporate Author : BALL AEROSPACE AND TECHNOLOGIES CORP FAIRBORN OH


Personal Author(s) : Doyal, Jeff ; Hinsz, Verlin


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/b402465.pdf


Report Date : May 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 331


Abstract : This report outlines the research and development activity performed on the Air Force's Decision Vulnerability Analysis program. In an effort to enhance the Air Force's ability to perform behavioral influences analysis, researchers developed an approach and a tool to aid analysts in developing organizational profiles. Rooted in well-established organizational theories, this Organizational Profiling Tool for Influences Analysis (OPTIA) is designed to help analysts take a systematic approach to investigating and documenting the structure and functioning of organizations they investigate. The OPTIA provides detailed question sets intended to help analysts understand key organizational characteristics, configurations, and subsystem performance and vulnerability. It also allows analysts to rate various organizational attributes, document rationale for the assessments, enter confidence ratings, link to summaries of related literature, and create hyperlinks to evidence that supports their assessments. The design and development of the OPTIA is fully described in this report. The report concludes with a discussion of the potential for extending current analyst capabilities by developing tool that assists them in identifying specific organizational vulnerabilities that could be exploited using influence tactics.


Descriptors :   *ORGANIZATION THEORY , *SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY , CONFIDENCE LEVEL , DECISION THEORY , GROUP DYNAMICS , MILITARY TACTICS , PROFILES , SKILLS , SOFTWARE TOOLS , WORKSHOPS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Psychology
      Operations Research
      Military Intelligence


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE