Research Reports

Data-Driven Capability Portfolio Management Pilot

October 2022

AUTHORS:  Dr. Daniel A. DeLaurentis, Dr. Jitesh H. Panchal

AIRC research adapted a previously developed system-of-systems analytic workbench (SoS-AWB) of analytic tools to create a decision-support prototype effective for informing decisions in Integrated Acquisition Portfolio Reviews (IAPRs). Mission engineering analysis and portfolio optimization of an anti-surface warfare (ASuW) mission thread using personnel and munitions in the surface, aviation, and space domains was demonstrated via the prototype software. These advanced prototypes provide a broader range of insights (e.g., resource tradeoffs, cost-sensitivity analysis, and the most robust ASuW systems to be acquired in specific portfolios) for stakeholder decision making.   

 The following four aspects of the developed prototype are distinguishing features accomplished in the research in support of the sponsor’s needs:  

  1. Portfolio-Centric Approach 
  2. Higher Fidelity Analysis through Discrete Event Simulation 
  3. Space Domain Technology Injection  
  4. Anti-Surface Warfare Problem