The site navigation utilizes arrow, enter, escape, and space bar key commands. Left and right arrows move across top level links and expand / close menus in sub levels. Up and Down arrows will open main level menus and toggle through sub tier links. Enter and space open menus and escape closes them as well. Tab will move on to the next part of the site rather than go through menu items.
IDA Research Summary: Formal Processes for Mitigating Risks of Strategic Materials Shortfalls
document cover image
This summary describes recent and ongoing improvements to the IDA-developed and defense community-accredited suite of programs, data, and judgments called the Risk Assessment and Mitigation Framework for Strategic Materials (RAMF-SM). RAMF-SM integrates the best available government and industry data to prepare structured assessments of supply chain vulnerabilities, estimate potential shortfalls of strategic and critical materials under priority scenarios, and develop efficient risk mitigation solutions using formal optimization techniques.
Jason Dechant is the recipient of the 2022 Goodpaster Award for Excellence in Research. The award is named for retired Army Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster, IDA’s president from 1983 to 1985. Each year, the award recognizes a research staff member who demonstrates research excellence, exceptional analytic achievement and intellectual leadership in support of SAC or STPI missions.