Prioritizing Issues in the Battlefield Development Plan
ARMY PROJECT MANAGER FOR TRAINING DEVICES ORLANDO FL
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The Battlefield Development Plan BDP has been a key product of the Concept Based Requirements System CBRS since it was first published in 1978. A list of prioritized issues contained in its Appendix A has constituted a planning guide widely used by Army agencies for budgetary purposes. This dissertation discusses the prioritization process employed to develop the prioritized issue list for the Battlefield Development Plan for 1989 BDP-89 with emphasis on the analytical technique - the multiple attribute decision tree technique. The history of the Battlefield Development Plan from its beginnings in 1978, its relationship to the other products of the CBRS, and events leading to the decision to adopt a new prioritization technique are presented. The development of BDP-89 began with the Close Combat Capability Analysis CCCA, designated as the umbrella study for the Mission Area Analysis MAA process cycle begun in 1987. The purpose of the CCCA was twofold - to provide the corps perspective of the battlefield and establish the consistency missing in earlier MAAs by setting force structure, equipment, and overall threat and secondly to provide a prioritized list of capability issues as the basis for BDP-89.
- Operations Research
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics