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A Comparison of Selected Risk Approaches for National Security Decisions : Institute for Defense Analyses , June , 2019

June 2019

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From the document: "The use of risk analysis to support major decisions has increased over the years in the national security community. Examples include the development of a Mission Risk Register in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), an optimization model supporting the defense industrial base in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the use of the Integrated Risk Assessment and Management Model (IRAMM) to support the Commission on the Future of the Army, and the annual risk assessment prepared by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This presentation briefly describes four risk-analytic applications that were presented in an IDA-hosted event titled “Senior-Level Forum on the Use of Risk to Improve National Security Decisions.” The forum was held on December 14, 2018, and was attended by members of the Joint Staff and Department of Homeland Security. The description of the four methods is followed by a comparison using several attributes."

Authors - Thomason, James S., Bexfield, James N., Dechant, Jason A.



Thomason, James S., Bexfield, James N., Dechant, Jason A.


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