Accession Number:

ADA265381

Title:

An Optimal Program Initiative Selection Model for USMC Program Objective Memorandum Planning

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

This thesis formulates the problem of selecting modernization program initiatives for implementation by the Marine Corps as a mixed integer programming problem. The problem is a generalization of the traditional resource allocation problem in operations research. When implemented as a computer system, it offers several enhancements over the system currently used by the Marine Corps planners. The system simultaneously maximizes benefit values and minimizes budget under utilization. When combined with the proposed acceleration procedure, it also allows for rapid what if analysis, an extremely useful feature for decision making. The prototype system was implemented using commercially available software. It is flexible and relatively easy to maintain. Data from the previous Future Year Defense Plan FYDP was used to demonstrate the various applications and features of the system

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE