Quantitative Evaluation of Deficiencies (QED) and Deficiency Analysis Ranking Technique (DART) 791111

During Air Force test and evaluation of new systems, a considerable number of deficiencies are found in the logistics and operational areas. To determine in what order the deficiencies should be fixed, a disciplined approach for ranking deficiencies was developed. A weighted matrix method was developed to allow both quantitative and qualitative deficiencies to be ranked. The quantitative method used the Logistics Composite Model (LCOM), a Monte Carlo computer simulation, to determine a deficiency's impact on a measure of effectiveness (MOE). The MOE change was then incorporated into the matrix of qualitative deficiencies. The qualitative deficiencies were evaluated by a scoring technique based on the judgement of personnel familiar with the deficiency and its possible impact. The method is now being used by the Air Force Test and Evaluation Center (AFTEC) to prioritize system deficiencies.


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