Accession Number : ADP001266

Title :   Extended Planning in the Navy and the Resource Dynamics Project,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Clark,Rolf ; Graves,Samuel B.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A new need for better extended range planning is discussed in the light of recent dynamic changes to military resource plans. The difficulties embedded in the current PPBS process and the problems they cause in developing valid plans are reviewed. The ongoing Resource Dynamics project is then presented as a means of overcoming the difficulties and providing a timely planning model. The basis of the model is a lagged feedback analysis linking budget flows over time to weapon system asset stocks. The analytic model relationships are based on a significant number of recent statistical analyses. The model flexibility to conduct rapid explorations and sensitivity analyses (what-ifs) around such explorations is discussed, as is the trade-off between asset quantities and the cost of ownership.

Descriptors :   *Planning programming budgeting, *Naval planning, *Naval budgets, Financial management, Resource management, Dynamics, Cost models, Mathematical models, Feedback, Cost analysis, Allocations, Weapon systems, Stockpiles, Statistical analysis, Statistical data, Trade off analysis, Systems analysis, Cost estimates, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE