Installation Decision Support Model (IDSM): Needs Analysis and Initial Model Development.
MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER
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The ORCEN and USMA developed the IDSM to make ISR and other installation management data more usable at the installation management data more usable at the installation level. The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller in conjunction with the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management ACSIM sponsored the work on the IDSM. The prototype model was completed in July 1996. Follow-on work toward full model development will be conducted during FY 97. The IDSM developed out of a need to provide installations with tools that allow them to take advantage of the data available in the ISR. Its purpose is to help the installation commander and hisher staff develop an accurate picture of current infrastructure conditions. Given this, the IDSM will assist the commander in evaluating the impacts of various investment strategies on installation readiness. The fully developed model will also provide installations with easy access to existing data in a cost effective manner that minimizes the need for additional data collection. The ACSIM established a cost effective threshold of 500 per user. Finally, the ACSIM also required that the IDSM be compatible with other automation systems currently under development by the Department of the Army.
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