The Cost of Producing New Airmen Can Be Reduced with a Better Mixture of On-the-Job Training and Schoolhouse Courses
This research brief examines the balance between schoolhouse courses and on-the-job training in the Air Force and suggests that a better mixture could be more cost-effective at producing new airmen.
Apr 8, 2007
Develops a methodology to determine the most cost-effective combination of initial skills training and on-the-job training for enlisted airmen.
Mar 26, 2007
This research brief suggests measures to improve the flow and usage of cost and capacity data in the Air Force's technical training programs.
Dec 4, 2006
This report serves as a user's guide for the RAND schoolhouse model, which was developed to inform policy decisions regarding technical training pipeline issues within the Air Education and Training Command (AETC).
Nov 29, 2006
Air Education and Training Command Cost and Capacity System: Implications for Organizational and Data Flow Changes
Improving the Air Force's training management and decision processes.
A new approach to model-based analysis--exploratory analysis--expands on traditional analytic approaches to enhance understanding of complex problems, provides a wider range of information for decisionmakers, and improves comparisons.
The authors urge DoD and the Services to balance their investment in models with a concerted effort to make the analytic process more transparent, effective, and open to review and with investments in data development and accessibility.
The U.S. military's increasing use of computer modeling has clear benefits, among them the ability to better inform decisionmakers and reduced exercise costs.
This paper is a first step in rethinking the ways in which organizations carry out mathematical modeling and policy analysis. Presenting a paradigm for analyzing policy research environments, the authors graphically depict ways modeling efforts inter...
The Model Integration and Management System (MIMS) is a structured modeling framework designed to simplify the installation or creation of models within a common environment as part of RAND's Military Operations Simulation Facility (MOSF).
Provides an overview of the features of the MOSF for users of the facility and for those who are interested in the Military Operations Simulation Facility (MOSF)'s general capabilities.