An Analytic Model for DoD Divestments

Report Number: SYM-AM-15-102

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Portfolio Techniques

Report Series: Symposium Proceedings

Authors: Lisa Oakley-Bogdewic, Emann Osman

Title: An Analytic Model for DoD Divestments

Published: 2015-04-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Other Research Faculty

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Keywords: Proceedings, Thursday Sessions, Vol. 2, Symposium


This paper proposes an analytic model to improve Department of Defense (DoD) investment and divestment decisions. It builds from rules of thumb (RoTs) natural to government decision-makers and uses best practice models to improve the RoTs. It suggests three recommendations for the DoD: adopt the proposed model and address analytical barriers to inform RoT decisions, track investment vs. divestment decisions and Yes/No data points, and institute a Divestment Panel.