Publication:
Integrated Prioritized Capabilities List (IPCL) Gap Analysis and Visualization

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Authors
Magdi, Kamel, N.
Gallup, Shelley
Subjects
Gap Analysis
Data Visualization
Risk Assessment
Advisors
Date of Issue
2020-10
Date
October 2020
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
The Warfare Improvement Program (WIP) process is the formal framework for capturing, vetting, and prioritizing Fleet capability needs to improve readiness and optimize resources for Navy forces in the execution of Combatant Commander (CCDR) tasking. For each mission area, a WIP Fleet Collaborative Team (FCT) is constituted to participate in events that inform development of annual output products. A ranking tool is utilized throughout the WIP cycle to aid in objective prioritization of capability gaps and generation of an Integrated Prioritized Capabilities List (IPCL). In this research effort, we develop a methodology based on Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) methods to calculate and visualize a capability gap score at any given point in time to depict capability gap resolution progress based on substantiated real-time information in order to 1) support prioritization of capabilities based on hard data, 2) provide a clear and concise picture of progress being made, or not made, to close identified gaps and/or provide a capability, and 3) support the creation of a central repository for organizations to distribute pertinent information.
Type
Technical Report
Description
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Series/Report No
Department
Information Sciences (IS)
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
NPS-IS-20-003
Sponsors
Naval Research Program
Funder
Naval Research Program
Format
37 p.
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Distribution Statement
Rights
This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, it may not be copyrighted.