Accession Number : AD0769757

Title :   A Systems Analytic Approach to the Estimation of Future Military Needs.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Jordan,Robert Lucius

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : A systems analysis of the processes involved in the estimation of future military needs is presented. A conceptual model of the estimation procedure is formulated and illustrated. Several applicable methods are examined in the context of practical approaches to the needs estimation problem. These methods are then evaluated in the framework of the conceptual model. Finally, a coordinated procedure is developed which combines several of the most valuable characteristics in the individual methods. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*Military procurement, Forecasting), (*Weapon systems, Military procurement), Systems analysis, Decision theory, Military requirements, Antimissile defense systems, Electronic countermeasures, Logistics planning, Theses

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE