Accession Number : ADA270460


Title :   Development of a Multicriteria Decision Model for Prioritizing Air Force Environmental Restoration Program Projects


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Ellingson, Thomas E ; Gallogly, T G


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a270460.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 184


Abstract : Cleaning up hazardous and toxic wastes left from past activities has become one of the major goals of the Department of Defense. Within the Air Force, individual major commands (MAJCOMs) annually review numerous projects submitted under the Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP) and forward these projects to HQ USAF/CEVR for funding. Until recently, adequate resources have been available to fully fund all projects. However, within the last two years, funding shortfalls have been experienced, and projects have received only partial funding. The Air Force needs a decision support system that will assist in determining funding priorities for these projects. This thesis presents two possible methodologies and resulting multicriteria decision models for determining funding priorities within the constraints of a limited budget. The first method utilizes a Delphi procedure to elicit pertinent criteria, weights, and utilities from DERP experts. The second method utilizes multiattribute utility theory to determine the preference structure of a single decision maker. Each method results in a working model which can be used to prioritize DERP projects. Both models resulted in risk being the primary decision criterion. Additionally the Delphi model also utilized cost, community acceptance, technical feasibility, mission impact, ana socioeconomic impact. Environmental restoration, Environmental cleanup, Installation restoration program, Defense environmental restoration program, Prioritization, Multicritera decision model, Delphi, Multiattribute utility, Theory.


Descriptors :   *INSTALLATION RESTORATION , *DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS , AIR FORCE , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , DECISION MAKING , COMMUNITIES , MODELS , COST ANALYSIS , GAME THEORY , THEORY , THESES , BUDGETS , RANKING , HAZARDOUS WASTES


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE