Report of the Defense Science Board Advisory Group on Defense Intelligence: Operations Research Applications for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) [open pdf - 1024KB]
This is the final report of the Defense Science Board Advisory Group on Intelligence Task Force on Operations Research Applications for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR). "The Task Force was asked to examine the use of operations research (OR) methods to support ISR decision making within the Department of Defense (DoD). [...] The Task Force reviewed the application of OR-which it views as decision support analysis based on information collected and analyzed using the scientific method-throughout the DoD and the Services focusing primarily on the resources available to conduct OR, as opposed to reviewing specific programs. The Task Force examined the commitment of decision makers to the use of OR and the extent to which these resources reflected the application of standard OR processes and practices and the manner in which the results appeared to be employed. The Task Force also looked at several private-sector OR application models and at recent and historical uses of OR in support of national security requirements."
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