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Author Lempert, Robert J., author.

Title Defense Resource Planning Under Uncertainty : an Application of Robust Decision Making to Munitions Mix Planning / Robert J. Lempert, Drake Warren, Ryan Henry, Robert W. Button, Jonathan Klenk, Kate Giglio.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND, [2016]


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 86 pages) : color illustrations, color charts
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Research report ; RR-1112-OSD
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-1112-OSD.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 85-86).
Contents Ch. 1: Introduction -- ch. 2: The RDM approach to munitions mix planning -- ch. 3: RDM munitions mix analysis -- ch. 4: Conclusions -- Appendix A. The weapons on target model -- Appendix B. Experimental design -- Appendix C. Data.
Preface -- Figures -- Tables -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- CHAPTER ONE: Introduction: Planning with Predictive Failure -- Munitions Mix Challenge -- Organization of This Report -- CHAPTER TWO: The RDM Approach to Munitions Mix Planning: Comparison of RDM and Traditional Analysis -- RDM Enables Decision Makers to Discover Robust Strategies Through Iteration -- XLRM Factors Shape the Design of the Experiment -- CHAPTER THREE: RDM Munitions Mix Analysis: Initial Analysis of a Broad Range of Munitions Mix Strategies -- Analysis of Potentially More Robust Munitions Mix Strategies -- Stress-Testing of Strategies over Many Futures -- Scenarios That Illuminate the Vulnerabilities of Strategies -- Performance of Big+Deter-Mixed Strategy in the Moderate Scenario -- Performance of the Big+Deter-Mixed Strategy in the Extreme Scenario -- Future Focus on Purchase Rules in Addition to Portfolio Goals -- CHAPTER FOUR: Conclusions: A Robust Munitions Mix Strategy -- The Future of RDM in Defense Planning -- APPENDIXES -- References.
Summary "Today's defense resource planners face unprecedented uncertainty. The planning processes currently used to determine what forces and capabilities will be needed to address future threats to our national security and interests may be vulnerable to predictive failure. To manage these risks, a new approach to planning is needed to identify strategies that perform well over a wide range of threat and funding futures and thus are better able to manage surprise. This report describes how robust decision making (RDM) may help address this need. RDM, a quantitative decision support methodology for informing decisions under conditions of deep uncertainty and complexity, has been applied to many policy areas in the last decade. This document provides a proof of concept application of RDM to defense planning, focusing on the air-launched munitions mix challenge. The study embeds a fast-running "weapons on targets" allocation model within a "scenario generator" that explores many thousands of plausible, future twenty-year series of military campaigns. The RDM analysis uses these simulation models to stress-test alternative munitions mix strategies against many plausible futures. The analysis then identifies a robust munitions mix strategy, which interestingly depends not only on the desired portfolio of alternative weapons types but also on the rules used to replenish depleted weapons stocks after each campaign. The study also suggests how RDM might best be integrated into current Department of Defense planning processes and some of the challenges that might be involved"--Publisher's description.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed February 16, 2016).
Subject United States. Department of Defense -- Appropriations and expenditures.
United States. Department of Defense. (OCoLC)fst01852447
United States -- Armed Forces -- Procurement.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Weapons systems.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Equipment.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Ordnance and ordnance stores.
Decision making.
Armed Forces -- Equipment and supplies. (OCoLC)fst01351770
Armed Forces -- Ordnance and ordnance stores. (OCoLC)fst01351845
Armed Forces -- Procurement. (OCoLC)fst00814624
Armed Forces -- Weapons systems. (OCoLC)fst01351920
Decision making. (OCoLC)fst00889035
Expenditures, Public. (OCoLC)fst00918345
Strategy. (OCoLC)fst01134406
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Rand Corporation, publisher.
Added Title Application of Robust Decision Making to Munitions Mix Planning
Other Form: Print version: Druck-Ausgabe Defense resource planning under uncertainty . An application of robust decision making to munitions mix planning
ISBN 9780833093059 (electronic bk.)
0833093053 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. DEBBG BV044060600
DEBSZ 493172394
GBVCP 1008665509

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