Accession Number:

ADA415116

Title:

A Proposed Military Construction Facility Investment Model

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis, Jun 2002-Mar 2003

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

233.0

Abstract:

The fiscal year FYl999 and FY2OOO National Defense Authorization Acts NDAA amended Title 10 USC, Section 17, and directed the secretary of defense to report annually on the capability of installations and facilities to provide support to forces in the conduct of their missions. This has come to be known as the Installations Readiness Report IRR. The Air Forces IRR links facility sustainment, restoration, and modernization SRM requirements, with the impact on the installations ability to support the mission associated with the particular facility class. The Air Forces centralized military construction MILCON program model used to program major facility requirements does not directly target facility investment in the deficient facility classes defined in the Installations Readiness Report. This research combined the system dynamics and value-focused thinking methodologies together to develop a proposed MILCON model that might better target funding of deficient facility class requirements. The results from a system dynamics analysis of the existing MILCON model were used to better understand the MILCON program and leverage management policies in a proposed MILCON model. The proposed MILCON model was then developed using a gold standard value-focused thinking approach. The Air Forces goals and objectives for the MILCON program were derived from a literature review of key doctrine, policies, and guidance. The proposed model was also evaluated to identify relevant favorable or unfavorable behavior trends in eliminating deficient facility class requirements. The proposed model provides a significant short and tong-term improvement over the existing model in targeting and eliminating deficient facility class requirements. The model demonstrates a 20 percent improvement in targeting these facility requirements in FY2004 and a tong-term trend towards completely eliminating these requirements.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE