Decision Support Services

GDI facilitates decision support through our extensive assessment, evaluation, and modeling capabilities. This includes business case analysis, analysis of alternatives, course of action evaluation, and other decision support services and models. GDI provides technical and subject matter expertise for tactical telecommunications, satellite, and networking programs combined with our facilitation, engineering, and modeling services to enable a complete end-to-end analysis of concepts and courses of action. GDI experts deliver the results our customers need to make critical decisions in resource constrained operational environments.

Cost Estimation and Modeling Services

GDI provides the full spectrum of cost estimation, modeling, life cycle support, and total cost of ownership analysis. Based on the program or select alternatives, GDI experts integrate the initial and baseline costs and analysis into an overall framework assessing and refining supportability objectives and life-cycle costs. This includes using a mix of analogy and parametric approaches depending on the specific system type and known variables. GDI applies and calculates net-present value and related outcome measures, as well as determining real and nominal values to determine purchasing power.

Operational Modeling and Simulation Support Services

GDI’s operational effectiveness models discern the capabilities and operational viability of proposed solution approaches. This is a hierarchical collection of metrics that define the capabilities required for mission success based on the operational scenario and supporting vignettes. It is against these metrics that the proposed architecture alternatives are evaluated to determine the highest performing option. GDI modelers measure the operational suitability and quantify the effectiveness of architecture alternatives. With this modeling, GDI experts provide additional risk evaluation and apply stakeholder agreed upon factors for a range of effectiveness based on assumptions, available technology, and performance criteria.