Accession Number:

ADA324058

Title:

Linking Procurement Dollars to an Alternative Force Structures' Combat Capability Using Response Surface Methodology.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

179.0

Abstract:

A General Officer Steering Group, chaired by HQ USAFXOM tasked action to develop and implement evaluation and analysis support to lead turn the Program Objective Memorandum POM and Joint Warfare Capability Assessment JWCA process. This evaluation process should be designed to supply measures of the health of the Air Force program in light of the Defense Planning Guidance DPG and the Chairmans Program Assessment CPA. The Air Force needs to be able to quickly evaluate various alternative force structures with regards to its combat capability, measured in terms of theater level campaign objectives CO. HQ USAFXOM tasked HQ USAFXPY to develop a quick turn tool to perform iterative exercises, allowing for comparison of alternative force structures within 24 to 48 hours. Using Factor Analysis and Response Surface Methodology, this thesis successfully developed a quick turn tool designed to capture the cost and capabilities of alternative force structures, linking dollars spent to campaign level measures of outcome.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE