Accession Number : ADA190424

Title :   Defense Purchases of Strategic Materials: An Introduction to MDEIMS (Defense Economic Impact Modeling System).

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING FALLS CHURC H VA INDUSTRIAL BASE ASSESSMENT

PDF Url : ADA190424

Report Date : Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The Department of Defense has developed a model to project defense-related demands for each of 92 metals and basic materials. The projection are made using a module of the Defense Economic Impact Modeling System (DEIMS). DEIMS itself is described in Defense Purchases: An Introduction to DEIMS, which is available from the DoD point of contact listed above. This booklet discusses only the materials module, referred to as MDEIMS. It walks through a sample MDEIMS projection, describes how the projections are made, and discusses sources of uncertainty in them. The Appendix to the booklet is a listing (for each material in MDEIMS) of the sources of the underlying data. The appropriate data sources should be consulted before using MDEIMS projections, because the brief titles used in MDEIMS do not in all cases adequately describe what is included in the projections. Attached at the end of this booklet is a listing of the materials included in MDEIMS and a form for ordering MDEIMS projections for particular materials. Along with the order form this card designed to get your views on the projections in this booklet. Your comments will help us improve both the usefulness of the projections and the form in which they are presented.

Descriptors :   *STRATEGIC MATERIALS, *FORECASTING, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, PROCUREMENT, ECONOMIC MODELS, ECONOMIC IMPACT, CONSUMPTION, PREDICTIONS, METAL SCRAPS

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE