Using Machine Learning to Improve Readiness

May, 2020
IDA document: D-10809
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Research Summary/Research Insights , Human Capital
Division: Strategy, Forces and Resources Division
Julie A. Lockwood and Alan B. Gelder See more authors
The Finite-Interval Forecasting Engine (FIFE) is a versatile tool that can forecast events impacting specific persons, military units, organizations, or objects over a variable time horizon. FIFE combines a flexible suite of machine learning algorithms with large amounts of data to predict when meaningful events will occur. Leaders can leverage this capability to predict future outcomes for various complex processes to improve the readiness, lethality, and efficiency of U.S. Armed Forces.