Accession Number:

ADA346265

Title:

Resource Allocation Methodology to Support Mission Area Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY DEPT OFSYSTEM ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1994-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

The Office of the Director, Program Analysis Evaluation OSDPAE, is planning to institute a Department of Defense DoD-wide Mission Area Analysis MAA program as a key element of the Planning-Programming-Budgeting System PPBS cycle. MAAs--broad analyses that treat the highest levels of force aggregation and provide cross-service, cross-mission perspectives-are an essential element of post-Cold War planning. MAAs, through prescribed in DoD Directive 5000.2, have yet to be defined formally within the DoD. The MAA program envisioned will examine, among other things, potential force structure and modernization trade-offs that are essential to the formulation of an affordable long-term plan for defense resource allocation. This work described herein was to develop methods for assessing capabilities of alternative force structures for warfighting and non-warfighting missions as part of the MAA process. This methodology proposed assesses joint force structure based upon warfighting requirements. Then, using a similar methodology, assess the capabilities of that force structure analysis has often been policy driven and lacking in detailed objective analytical support. This report is an attempt to develop a methodology that will provide some analytical rigor to the process. From now the warfighting force design process applies to an integer programming IP model to make force-unit trade-offs, using Mission Capability Packages MCPs as building blocks. The IP model, which may eventually evolve to a generalized mathematical program, determines efficient i.e. non-redundant and effective force mixes to accomplish given missions. In the model, MCPs are defined as integrated slices of the total force required to accomplish assigned missions. For example, a land combat MCP, which could have various configurations, would contain ground units, support units, lift assets for mobilization and deployment, and air assets for sustainment.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE