Accession Number:

ADA093203

Title:

An Analysis of an R&D Program Selection Process at the Aeronautical Systems Division.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

188.0

Abstract:

During the development of the Aeronautical Systems Divisions input to the 1982-1986 Program Objective Memorandum POM, the Defense Wide Management and Support DWMS Mission Area Review panel had to evaluate seventeen RD programs containing approximately seventy decision packages and produce a priority listing of those decision packages. This is the lowest level of zero-base budgeting in the federal government. It is very difficult for the DWMS panel to evaluate and rank DWMS decision packages because this mission area contains support programs which cannot be tied directly to Air Force goals. This thesis develops a scoring model which will aid the DWMS panel in determining the benefits of each decision package to the Air Force. Once the benefits have been determined, they are used as the objective function coefficients in a 0-1 integer programming selection model which explicitly includes project interdependencies in either the benefit function or the resource constraints. Using the selection model, a procedure is presented which develops the decision package ranking required for the POM. Finally, a schedule of events is developed which will allow the DWMS panel to more effectively evaluate and rank DWMS decision packages for the 1983-1987 POM. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE