Title page for ETD etd-23261942972620

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Hogan, Gregory A.
URN etd-23261942972620
Title Evaluation of Military base Closure Alternatives
Degree Master of Science
Department Systems Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Carberry, V. Stephen
Ioannou, George
Sullivan, William Committee Chair
  • privatization
  • relocation
  • military base closure
  • BCRC recommendations
  • dod outsourcing
Date of Defense 1997-02-11
Availability unrestricted
This project defines a decision

support system developed to permit

the user to perform a cost - benefit

analysis for any military installation

cited for closure, relocation, or

privatization. The procedure

recognizes both the economic costs

and strategic benefits of a feasible

solution. Though the cost estimates

for a particular study may vary in

magnitude, the economic portion of

the model must focus on the net

savings to the tax payer. Detailed

cost estimates for each alternative

have been developed at a level so

that sensitivity analysis can be

performed on any of the input

parameters. Individual cost elements

have been summed to yield the net

cost increase / decrease to the

United States tax payer. The

resultant cost figures were converted

to an economic score. The paper

also describes a effective method to

evaluate the benefits derived from

implementing various alternatives. By

incorporating a group participative

process using multivoting and the

Dunn-Rankin technique, the values

resulting fro m benefits have yielded

a benefits score. The Brown-Gibson

model, which considers both

subjective and objective measures,

was used to depict the combination

of economic and benefit scores to

provide an overall cost - benefit

score. A graphical illustrat ion of the

cost - benefit tradeoffs serves as a

useful tool in assessing the risk

associated with a decision.

The results of the analysis have

supported the Department of the

Navy's decision to privatize the

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft

Division, Indianapolis, IN. The

Department of Defense is

considering alternatives for many

military installations, this process will

facilitate those decisions.

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