Formal Processes for Mitigating Risks of Strategic Materials Shortfalls

March, 2023
IDA document: D-33375
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Strategy, Forces and Resources Division
Eleanor L. Schwartz, James S. Thomason, Julie C. Kelly See more authors
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.