Accession Number:

ADA114819

Title:

Training Requirements and Cost Evaluation System (TRACES) for Marine Air Command and Control. Phase II.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

DECISIONS AND DESIGNS INC MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

135.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Marine Corps is in the process of developing a service-wide system for cost-effective allocation of training effort to ensure the combat readiness of its forces. This system is called TRACES Training Requirements and Cost Evaluation System. As part of TRACES development, Decisions and Designs, Inc. DDI is assisting the Marine Corps in developing a computer-based system for cost-effective allocation of training effort to units in the Marine Air Command and Control System MACCS. A units training is to be assessed by its Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation System MCCRES scores. In 1979-1980, DDI assisted the Marine Corps in constructing a prototype benefit-cost TRACES model and accompanying computer software for infantry battalions. In the first phase of the current contract, DDI and Marine Corps personnel have determined the extent to which the benefit-cost approach used for infantry battalions would be applicable for the MACCS. The training options and readiness returns have had to be modified considerably in order to reflect basic differences in the training evolutions and roles of infantry battalions and the MACCS. Nevertheless, the benefit-cost approach used to implement TRACES with infantry battalions has been successfully extended to the MACCS. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Humanities and History
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE