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Degree Name

Master of Science


Department of Systems Engineering and Management

First Advisor

Albert L. Thal, Jr., PhD.


The current Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) built infrastructure Facility Sustainment Restoration and Modernization (FSRM) portfolio management methodology results in an unbalanced project portfolio. The consequence of this unbalance is that majority of the funding goes towards buildings on the flightline and Facility Support Services activities do not get adequate funding which leads to further deterioration of those facilities. This research investigates whether decision support framework based on Value-Focused Thinking (VFT) process yields better project selection outcomes for facility and infrastructure maintenance organizations. To accomplish that, the investigation focuses on understanding current AFCEC decision support methodology, building an alternative one based on VFT process, and then applying the result to a sampling of projects. Findings of the investigation prove that the VFT process yields a decision support framework that successfully balances FSRM project portfolio by ranking the projects based on their level of contribution to decision-maker’s values affecting facility and infrastructure maintenance organizations.

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