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ERIC Number: ED105174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Conceptual View of the Officer Procurement Model (TOPOPS). Technical Report No. 73-73.
Akman, Allan; Nordhauser, Fred
This report presents the conceptual design of a computer-based linear programing model of the Air Force officer procurement system called TOPOPS. The TOPOPS model is an aggregate model which simulates officer accession and training and is directed at optimizing officer procurement in terms of either minimizing cost or maximizing accession quality over a five-year time frame. Optimization is constrained by total production requirements by officer type (e.g., pilot, navigator, etc.), a number of policy restrictions, and the specific characteristics of the various commissioning sources and training programs (including attrition rates and career turnover). The report also contains a simplified mathematical description and hypothetical sample problem. Completed data input forms and the five computer-generated reports for the sample problem are presented in the appendix. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lackland AFB, TX. Manpower and Personnel Systems Div.
Authoring Institution: System Automation Corp., Silver Spring, MD.