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Handbook of Military and Defense Operations Research

Edited by: Natalie M. Scala , James P. Howard

Print publication date:  March  2020
Online publication date:  February  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138607330
eBook ISBN: 9780429467219
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Operations research (OR) is a core discipline in military and defense management. Coming to the forefront initially during World War II, OR provided critical contributions to logistics, supply chains, and strategic simulation, while enabling superior decision-making for Allied forces. OR has grown to include analytics and many applications, including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and big data, and is the cornerstone of management science in manufacturing, marketing, telecommunications, and many other fields.

The Handbook of Military and Defense Operations Research presents the voices leading OR and analytics to new heights in security through research, practical applications, case studies, and lessons learned in the field.


  • Applies the experiences of educators and practitioners working in the field
  • Employs the latest technology developments in case studies and applications
  • Identifies best practices unique to the military, security, and national defense problem space
  • Highlights similarities and dichotomies between analyses and trends that are unique to military, security, and defense problems

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Modern Data Analytics for the Military Operational Researcher Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Microsoft Excel: The Universal Tool of Analysis Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Multiattribute Decision Modeling in Defense Applications Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Military Workforce Planning and Manpower Modeling Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Military Assessments Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Threatcasting in a Military Setting Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Analytical Modeling of Stochastic Systems Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Modern Methods for Characterization of Social Networks through Network Models Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Process Optimization through Structured Problem Solving Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Simulation Optimization Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Analytical Test Planning for Defense Acquisitions Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Why Won’t They Use Our Model? Download PDF
Chapter  13:  From BOGSAT to TurboTeam: Collaboration for National Security Teams in the Age of Analytics Download PDF
Chapter  14:  A Model for and Inventory of Cybersecurity Values: Metrics and Best Practices Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Applying Information Theory to Validate Commanders’ Critical Information Requirements Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Modeling and Inferencing of Activity Profiles of Terrorist Groups Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Expert COSYSMO Systems Engineering Cost Model and Risk Advisor Download PDF
Chapter  18:  How Data Science Happens Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Modernizing Military Operations Research Education to Form the Foundation for US Military Force Modernization Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Strategic Analytics and the Future of Military Operations Research Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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