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Operations Research and Readiness encompasses a wide range of problem-solving techniques and methods applied in the pursuit of improved decision-making and efficiency, such as simulation, mathematical optimization, queueing theory, and other mathematical models. PlanetRisk provides Operations Research and Readiness to identify optimization opportunities for the Defense Logistics Agency, Department of the Navy, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense that foster better decisions, optimize resources and enable efficient program management.

Manpower Analysis:
Manpower analysis is the process by which an activity’s manpower assets are matched to or balanced against authorized billets to determine strengths and weaknesses in manning structure.  PlanetRisk applies innovative analytical methodologies that provide insights on indirect and direct costs attributed to manpower budget lines. PlanetRisk also provides recruiting, staffing, training and execution planning and analysis that enable stakeholder understanding of one of the most precious resources, their people.

Budget Analysis:
Budget analysis is performed by both public and private entities to monitor current spending and predict future budget needs. PlanetRisk’s Budget analysts investigate financial data so they can provide decision makers with crucial information that helps shape the budget for the next fiscal period. Our team of Budget Subject Matter Experts provide Operations Research, budget analysis, economic analysis and financial modeling based on historical budget submissions and actual execution of specific budget lines for stakeholders at the most strategic levels of the Defense and Civilian sector.

Policy Analysis:
Policy analysis examines and evaluates the available options to implement the goals of elected officials and senior Government personnel. It has been defined as the process of “determining which of various policies will achieve a given set of goals in light of the relations between the policies and the goals.” PlanetRisk collects, analyzes, and uses stakeholder information to answer questions about projects, policies and programs as part of our program evaluation and policy studies expertise. Our team of Operations Research and Subject Mater Experts identify trends that facilitate understanding on policy effectiveness compared to expectations.

Military Readiness Analysis:
Congressional and Department of Defense (DOD) officials need relevant, accurate, and timely information on the readiness status of U.S. forces to help them make decisions about the deployment and use of military forces and related resource needs. PlanetRisk’s team of Operations Research and Military Readiness Analysts provide analysis and modeling on Service, Combatant Command and Unit Level personnel, training and logistics variables. PlanetRisk’s team currently provides subject matter expertise on the Quarterly Readiness Report to Congress for the Office of Secretary of Defense.