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Master of Science


Department of Operational Sciences

First Advisor

Alan W. Johnson, PhD.


The criticality of the United States Air Force nuclear enterprise demands that commanders have the best possible understanding of system performance, both in the aggregate and at the drill-down levels sufficient to make timely corrective actions when warranted. We model a strategy-linked measurement system for nuclear enterprise sustainment. We propose a new Aggregation "h" method for aggregating performance metrics using United States Air Force approved or adapted metrics that possess the capability to weight metrics, as well as compare performance between organizations and within the same organization over time. We demonstrate our method with generated performance data designed to test the sensitivity of our method. Our Aggregation "h" method provides a simple, intuitive measurement approach that enables unity of effort and influences behavior at each hierarchical level towards achieving strategic goals, and is extendable to performance measurement for other complex sustainment systems.

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