Unifying Capability Integration Analysis – Initial Insights


  1. Kerzner, L.F.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ON (CAN)
In 2005, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of the Canadian Forces (CF) mandated that Capability-Based Planning (CBP) be institutionalized as a part of a centrally driven, topdown approach to Force Development (FD) within the Department of National Defence (DND). For the last four years, military and defence analyst staffs have developed and implemented the first iteration of an end-to-end capability-based FD process. This process ultimately produces a list of programs necessary to meet the demands of the future security environment over the next 20 years. As part of the Capability Integration phase of FD, distinct methods are employed to determine the set of alternatives which maximizes CF capability that is affordable within the available Defence budget, financial risk, alternative priority and the implementation schedule for the selected alternatives. This report describes the results of a research initiative conducted in 2008 whose purpose was to construct a different optimization scheme which overcomes the processing and validation deficiencies that were observed during SCR work. At the same time, several other Capability Integration components have been incorporated into this revised optimization framework so that much more of the integration related activity, as well as the sensitivity analysis work so necessary to establish solution credibility, can be conducted in an affordable and timely fashion.

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Capability-Based Planning;Force Development;Strategic Capability Roadmap;Analytic Framework;Capability Management;Capability Integration;Cost Sensitivity;Capability Deficiency;Mission Value Score;Capability Alternative;Phoenix Integration;Optimization;Genetic Algorithm;Objective Force;Risk;Simulations
Report Number
DRDC-CORA-TM-2011-022 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Sep 2011
Number of Pages
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