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Description of a methodology and a prototype tool, Building Blocks To Composite Options Tool (BCOT), for identifying investment options for defense capability areas. It ensures that a broad range of options is considered initially, then uses a screening technique to narrow the range to those meriting more-extensive assessment in a fuller portfolio-analysis framework. BCOT extends classic economics and operations-research techniques and suggests pragmatic approximations, particularly in capabilities-based ...
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Overview


Description of a methodology and a prototype tool, Building Blocks To Composite Options Tool (BCOT), for identifying investment options for defense capability areas. It ensures that a broad range of options is considered initially, then uses a screening technique to narrow the range to those meriting more-extensive assessment in a fuller portfolio-analysis framework. BCOT extends classic economics and operations-research techniques and suggests pragmatic approximations, particularly in capabilities-based planning.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833044884
  • Publisher: RAND Corporation, The
  • Publication date: 4/4/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 86
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Robert W. Button (Ph.D., Mathematics, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1975) is a RAND senior analyst.

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Ch. 1 Introduction and Objectives 1

Ch. 2 Linking Missions and Tasks 7

Ch. 3 Linking Tasks to Capabilities 23

Ch. 4 Capabilities-to-Characteristics and Options 27

Ch. 6 Findings, Observations, and Next Steps 39

Ch. 7 Epilogue 43

App. A Environmental Analysis 45

App. B Extended Task List 49

Bibliography 51

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