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dc.contributor.advisorDell, Robert F.
dc.contributor.authorBridges, Michael R.
dc.dateSeptember 1997
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T19:22:45Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T19:22:45Z
dc.date.issued1997-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/8779
dc.description.abstractThe Army's Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (ACSIM) allocated over $4.862 Billion in 1995 to over 200 Army installations for Repair and Maintenance Activities (RPMA). However, this allocation and those of the recent past have historically covered only 40 to 70 percent of total requirements. In response, ACSIM developed an efficient and defensible management paradigm called Infrastructure Decision Architecture (IDA). The IDA contains a model called the Decision Support Tool (DST) that projects future infrastructure status given a proposed six year budget, the current infrastructure status, a funding hierarchy, and an infrastructure priority. This thesis develops a linear program incorporating the goals of the IDA into an optimization based decision support system, completing the DST. This thesis affords ACSIM decision makers the following abilities: a projection of the optimal inventory status resulting from a given budget; the six year annual allocation policy to obtain the optimal benefit; the ability to defend budget needs concerning desired infrastructure status in the procurement cycle; and the ability to conduct "what ifs" on different budget strategies and infrastructure end States. Successful model runs for eleven different Major Commands using Fiscal Year 1996 data resulted in installation infrastructure status projections and annual funding consistent with ACSIM priorities.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/optimallyfunding109458779
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleOptimally funding Army Installation repair and maintenance activitiesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBradley, Gordon
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Operations Research
dc.subject.authorOptimizationen_US
dc.subject.authorCapital budgetingen_US
dc.subject.authorInfrastructureen_US
dc.subject.authorStatus reporten_US
dc.subject.authorDecision support toolen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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