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BEHAVIOR - QUANTITATIVE MODEL

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
1972
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1972
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Decision Science Associates
P.O. Box 969 Vienna, VA 22183 0096
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: BEHAVIOR - QUANTITATIVE MODEL
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $59,561.00
 

Abstract:

THE SUCCESS OF FUTURE ARMY PERSONNEL PROGRAMS RESTS ON OVER ONE MILLION INDIVIDUAL DECISIONS TO ENTER OR REMAIN IN THE FORCE WHICH ARE MADE EACH YEAR BY CURRENT AND POTENTIAL ARMY PERSONNEL. CURRENT APPROACHES TO UNDERSTANDING AND PREDICTING THESE INDIVIDUAL DECISIONS ARE LIMITED BY THEIR FAILURE TO CAPTURE THE MULTITUDE OF VARIABLES AND CONSIDERATIONS WHICH PEOPLE WEIGH IN EVALUATING THEIR OPTIONS. DECISION ANALYSIS THEORY AND DECISION-ANALYTIC METHODS PROVIDE A MEANS FOR SYSTEMATICALLY PORTRAYING AND EVALUATING THE PROCESS OF INDIVIDUAL DECISION-MAKING. DSC PROPOSES TO APPLY DECISION-ANALYTIC APPROACHES, SPECIFICALLY MULTI-ATTRIBUTE UTILITY ANALYSIS, TO DEVELOP A PRESCRIPTIVE MODEL OF INDIVIDUAL REENLISTMENT DECISIONS, AND THEN TO EXTEND THIS PRESCRIPTIVE MODEL TO BUILD A DESCRIPTIVE/PREDICTIVE MODEL OF THE REENLISTMENT DECISION THAT WILL ALLOW THE ARMY TO IMPROVEITS ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND AND PREDICT THESE DECISIONS, AND TO FORMULATE POLICIES AND PROGRAMS WHICH WILL BE COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS TO MEETING FUTURE PERSONNEL NEEDS.

Principal Investigator:

Stuart h rakoff
7037900510

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Decision Science Consortium
7700 Leesburg Pike - Ste 421 Falls Church, VA 22043

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No