Handbook of Military and Defense Operations Research

Routledge Cavendish (Verlag)
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  • erschienen am 10. Februar 2020
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  • 528 Seiten
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Operations research (OR) is a core discipline in military and defense management. Coming to the forefront initially during World War II, OR provided critical contributions to logistics, supply chains, and strategic simulation, while enabling superior decision-making for Allied forces. OR has grown to include analytics and many applications, including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and big data, and is the cornerstone of management science in manufacturing, marketing, telecommunications, and many other fields.

The Handbook of Military and Defense Operations Research presents the voices leading OR and analytics to new heights in security through research, practical applications, case studies, and lessons learned in the field.


    • Applies the experiences of educators and practitioners working in the field

    • Employs the latest technology developments in case studies and applications

    • Identifies best practices unique to the military, security, and national defense problem space

    • Highlights similarities and dichotomies between analyses and trends that are unique to military, security, and defense problems

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    Natalie M. Scala is an associate professor and director of the graduate programs in supply chain and project management in the College of Business and Economics at Towson University. She earned PhD and MS degrees in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Her primary research is in decision analysis, with foci on military applications and cybersecurity. Dr. Scala frequently consults for government clients and has extensive professional experience, including positions with Innovative Decisions, Inc., the United States Department of Defense, the RAND Corporation, and the FirstEnergy Corporation. She is currently serving as the president of the INFORMS Military and Security Society.

    James P. Howard II is a scientist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Previously, he worked for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as an internal consultant on statistical computing. He has also been a consultant to numerous government agencies. Additionally, he has taught mathematics, statistics, and public affairs since 2010. He earned a PhD in public policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

    Part I: Approaches

      Modern Data Analytics for the Military Operations Researcher

      Raymond R. Hill

        Microsoft Excel: The Universal Tool of Analysis

        Joseph M. Lindquist, Charles A. Sulewski

          Military Decision Analysis

          Roger Chapman Burk

            Military Workforce Planning and Manpower Modeling

            Nathaniel D. Bastian, Andrew O. Hall

              Military Assessments

              Lynette Arnhart, Marvin King

                Threatcasting in a Military Setting

                Natalie Vanatta, Brian David Johnson

                  Analytical Modeling of Stochastic Systems

                  Roger Chapman Burk

                    Modern Methods for Characterization of Social Networks Through Network Models

                    Christine M. Schubert Kabban, Fairul Mohd-Zaid, Richard F. Deckro

                      Process Optimization Through Structured Problem Solving

                      David M. Bernacki, Robert E. Hamm, Jr., Hung-da Wan

                        Simulation Optimization

                        Shane N. Hall, Brian M. Wade, Benjamin G. Thengvall

                          Analytical Test Planning for Defense Acquisitions

                          Darryl K. Ahner, Gina Sigler

                          Part II: Soft skills and client relations

                            Why Won't They Use Our Model?

                            Walt DeGrange, Wilson L. Price

                              From BOGSAT to Turbo Teams

                              F. Freeman Marvin

                              Part III: Applications

                                A Model for and Inventory of Cybersecurity Values: Metrics and Best Practices

                                Natalie M. Scala, Paul L. Goethals

                                  Applying Information Theory to Validate Commanders' Critical Information Requirements

                                  Mark A. C. Timms, David R. Mandel, Jonathan D. Nelson

                                    Modeling and Inferencing of Activity Profiles of Terrorist Groups

                                    Vasanthan Raghavan

                                      Expert COSYSMO Systems Engineering Cost Model and Risk Advisor

                                      Raymond Madachy, Ricardo Valerdi

                                      Part IV: Perspectives

                                        How Data Science Happens

                                        James P. Howard, II

                                          Modernizing Military Operations Research Education

                                          Chris Arney, Michael Yankovich, Krista Watts

                                            Strategic Analytics and the Future of Military Operations Research

                                            Greg H. Parlier

                                            "The Handbook of Military and Defense Operations Research is an excellent introduction to the application of operations research and analytics techniques to current defense related problems."

                                            -Emeritus Professor Steve Horton, United States Military Academy

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