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

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2015/SYM-AM-15-102.pdf

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

Abstract:

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.