Development of an MPT Management System

Period of Performance: 07/01/1999 - 01/01/2000


Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Isoperformance, Inc.
816 Rupp Ave.
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Principal Investigator

Research Institution

Pennsylvania State University
110 Technology Center Building
University Park, PA 16802
Institution POC

Research Topics


The proposed work will deliver a manpower, personnel, and training (MPT) modeling and management system in software. The system will be designed primarily for the multiple job context but will also handle the single job context as a special case. Special emphasis will be placed on trade-off analysis, among different outcome criteria as well as among different determinants of a common outcome criterion. Emphasis will also be placed on accessing and accommodating large-scale, multivariate datasets involving variables from different domains. In Phase I, three Navy ratings will be selected; criteria will include (but not necessarily be limited to) attrition, retention, and promotion or non-promotion from the career history; and predictors for each of these criteria will be identified. The architecture of the proposed MPT software will be laid out and a working, albeit incomplete model developed. In Phase II, the software will be scaled up to handle many ratings (100 or more) and tens of thousands of recruits. Allowance will also be made for balancing criterion considerations and assignment of recruits in a continual stream, rather than all at once in a batch.