Decision Analysis

The Decision Analysis Team (DAT) at the Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center (ECBC) conducts studies and analyses to assess complex CB Defense problems and produce effective decisions.

Scientists, engineers, and managers in today’s government organizations face tougher choices, fewer resources, and more outside oversight than ever before.

Typically, the problems and issues they encounter:

  • Are complex and ill-defined,
  • Have multiple alternatives and stakeholders,
  • Have competing objectives,
  • Deal with uncertainty, and
  • Require defendable results.

The problem-solving approaches employed by the DAT are based in Operations Research. Team members draw from their diverse, multi-disciplinary backgrounds to develop processes that clearly define the problem, potential solutions, and relevant evaluation factors. The DAT implements one of a variety of decision analysis methodologies to efficiently assess the problem and develop recommendations. This structured problem-solving process is applicable to the entire spectrum of the acquisition process and creates practical and documented results that help decision makers at all levels.

The knowledge and expertise possessed by the DAT is enhanced by a business model that stresses collaboration and is focused in three interrelated areas.

Decision Analysis Customers

The Decision Analysis Team is 100% customer funded.  Our customers include a diverse group of teams and projects from numerous organizations:

  • JPM Nuclear Biological Chemical Contamination Avoidance
  • JPM Biological Detection Systems
  • JPM Decon / Marine Corps Systems Command
  • JPM Consequence Management
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
  • U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
  • Joint Service CB Defense Tech Base (non-Med) / Defense Threat Reduction Agency
  • Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense
  • U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research