Accession Number : ADA324058

Title :   Linking Procurement Dollars to an Alternative Force Structures' Combat Capability Using Response Surface Methodology.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Grier, James B.

PDF Url : ADA324058

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 179

Abstract : A General Officer Steering Group, chaired by HQ USAF/XOM tasked action to develop and implement evaluation and analysis support to lead turn' the Program Objective Memorandum (POM) and Joint Warfare Capability Assessment (JWCA) process. This evaluation process should be designed to supply measures of the 'health' of the Air Force program in light of the Defense Planning Guidance (DPG) and the Chairman's Program Assessment (CPA). The Air Force needs to be able to quickly evaluate various alternative force structures with regards to its combat capability, measured in terms of theater level campaign objectives (CO). HQ USAF/XOM tasked HQ USAF/XPY to develop a 'quick turn' tool to perform iterative 'exercises', allowing for comparison of alternative force structures within 24 to 48 hours. Using Factor Analysis and Response Surface Methodology, this thesis successfully developed a 'quick turn' tool designed to capture the cost and capabilities of alternative force structures, linking dollars spent to campaign level measures of outcome.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *MILITARY CAPABILITIES, *AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, *AIR FORCE PLANNING, *FINANCE, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SCENARIOS, METHODOLOGY, MILITARY SUPPLIES, WARFARE, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, THESES, COSTS, GENERAL OFFICERS, ITERATIONS, SOUTHWEST ASIA, PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, FACTOR ANALYSIS, FACTORIAL DESIGN.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science
      Computer Programming and Software
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE