Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis (MS&A) Interactive Database.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF LOGISTICS AND ACQUIS ITION MANAGEMENT
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This study develops a high level, unifying taxonomy for Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis MSA products for the Air Force Materiel Command AFMC. AFMC is concerned that limited resources are being expended on duplicative MSA efforts. No mechanism exists that would confirm or deny this concern, so it was suggested that a database could be developed to catalog and track AFMCs MSA inventory. First, it was necessary to determine the information that a decision maker needs to select a suitable MSA product. Potential traits and characteristics were identified through review of current regulatory guidance, interviews with MSA users, and a study of the current literature. Using the collected information, a survey was developed and distributed to 40 members of the Modeling and Simulation Technical Planning Integrated Product Team MS TPIPT. Survey results provided the foundation for developing a limited prototype database. This prototype was tested to ascertain the retrieval performance of the cataloging system. The test results failed to confirm the retrieval capability, but the test participants believed that cataloging AFMCs MSA inventory would have great benefit.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies