Decision Support for Installations of the United States Army: The Installation Status Report Part 1- Infrastructure
MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER
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This technical report provides closure to the Operations Research Centers ORCENs work on the Installation Status Report, Part I- Infrastructure. This report is a follow on to Technical Report Numbers FY 9291-1 and FY 9392-1, prepared by Majors Frye and Harmon, respectively. This report also summarizes the information provided in the ISR, Part I- Infrastructure Field Test After Action Report, dated 18 November 1993, and the ISR Part I- Infrastructure Part II-Environment Expanded Field Test After Action Report, dated 1 April 1995, both compiled by Major Trainor. The final form of the ISR approved by the Chief of Staff, Army CSA for fielding at all CONTUS installations is contained for historical reference in Appendix D. A copy of the decision briefing presented to the CSA is given in Appendix E. The Army secretariat identified a need to articulate the Armys infrastructure problems in a manner that decision makers throughout the chain of command could understand. The problem was that several, detailed engineering reports were used to evaluate infrastructure. These reports presented small bits of information that were difficult to tie together to present the big picture of true infrastructure revitalization needs. Hence, the Army could not form an effective infrastructure renewal strategy that complemented force and installation restructuring strategies. The development of the ISR by the ORCEN represents a systems engineering solution to an Army wide problem. The ORCEN defined the problem, performed a needs analysis, developed a system model, field tested and refined the model twice, and successfully briefed the model and test results through the key Army decision makers. Major David Frye tacked the problem definition and needs analysis of the Armys infrastructure dilemma.
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