Comparative analysis of benefits received from Naval Air Station Search and Rescue (SAR) mission
Brodin, Robert K.
Hildebrandt, Gregory G.
MetadataShow full item record
Outsourcing is one method the Department of Defense is actively pursuing in order to cut costs and fund its planned modernization. This thesis investigates the question of whether the U.S. Navy should outsource the SAR mission at Naval Air Stations. The overarching question of whether or not SAR is an "inherently governmental" function was considered as was the alternative possibility of competition, if it were a "commercial" function. This thesis is designed to complement other ongoing analyses by concentrating on the non-direct cost issues. A direct cost analysis of this outsourcing initiative is not conducted in this thesis. This thesis, therefore, examines the gross benefits received by the U.S. Navy as a result of the SAR mission at Naval Air Stations. These benefits were categorized for analysis as personnel rotation-base, personnel experience-base, mission related and public related. A Decision Support System Generator using the Analytical Hierarchy Process was introduced in the study as an experimental methodology for evaluating the benefits received by the Navy. Consistent results were obtained from two separate groups and insights were obtained for future improvements in these experimental techniques. There is also a discussion of how the Analytical Hierarchy Process might be extended to evaluate net benefits (that is, benefits minus costs) to the Navy
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Ronny, Ang Toon Yiam (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2012-03);The benefits of high data rates, high directionality, low sidelobes, small size, light weight, and low power of laser communications (lasercom) as compared to radio frequency (RF) communications make laser an attractive ...
Centralization or decentralization?: a case study of the Military Sealift Command's Special Mission Program Whatley, Sandra L. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1996-03);This thesis asks the question: Should the Military Sealift Commmand's (MSC's) Special Mission Program be decentralized or kept centralized? The special mission ships support a combination of service unique non-transportation ...
The electromagnetic pulse environment and its influence on tactical electronic and communications equipment. McGrath, Steven J. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1992-03);The purpose of this thesis is to aid the military communicator in understanding the phenomenon that is known as the electromagnetic pulse (EMP) . This thesis includes a brief history and definition of the EMP and a ...