Accession Number:

ADA270460

Title:

Development of a Multicriteria Decision Model for Prioritizing Air Force Environmental Restoration Program Projects

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

184.0

Abstract:

Cleaning up hazardous and toxic wastes left from past activities has become one of the major goals of the Department of Defense. Within the Air Force, individual major commands MAJCOMs annually review numerous projects submitted under the Defense Environmental Restoration Program DERP and forward these projects to HQ USAFCEVR for funding. Until recently, adequate resources have been available to fully fund all projects. However, within the last two years, funding shortfalls have been experienced, and projects have received only partial funding. The Air Force needs a decision support system that will assist in determining funding priorities for these projects. This thesis presents two possible methodologies and resulting multicriteria decision models for determining funding priorities within the constraints of a limited budget. The first method utilizes a Delphi procedure to elicit pertinent criteria, weights, and utilities from DERP experts. The second method utilizes multiattribute utility theory to determine the preference structure of a single decision maker. Each method results in a working model which can be used to prioritize DERP projects. Both models resulted in risk being the primary decision criterion. Additionally the Delphi model also utilized cost, community acceptance, technical feasibility, mission impact, ana socioeconomic impact. Environmental restoration, Environmental cleanup, Installation restoration program, Defense environmental restoration program, Prioritization, Multicritera decision model, Delphi, Multiattribute utility, Theory.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE