IDA Research Summary: Formal Processes for Mitigating Risks of Strategic Materials Shortfalls

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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.

Goodpaster Award for Excellence in Research

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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.