Operations Research (OR)
is the "Science of Better," the discipline of modeling complex problems to make
better decisions. Whether problems are industrial,
governmental, or scientific, Hartley Consulting has
experience applying operations research to help clients
make better decisions.
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can contract directly with the federal government and
private organizations or can serve as a subcontractor to
other contractors. Contracts are generally defined on a
project basis and billing is based on labor hours,
travel, and materials. Rates, security clearance, DUNS
number, and CAGE code are available upon request. See the
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If you have operational problems, contact Hartley Consulting.
|The project pages
of this website consist of short descriptions of
numerous projects. These projects represent the
application of technical expertise and experience
to real problems of real organizations. The
sponsoring organizations are noted in the
descriptions. You may find elements of your
problems in one or more of these projects.
have supported more than twenty different
clients, many on multiple projects. Most of the
clients have been within the Department of
Defense. I have also supported clients within the
Departments of Justice, Commerce and Energy. In
addition, I have supported NATO and both
for-profit and non-profit corporations.
Thirty-two of the short descriptions are
linked to more extensive descriptions or
examples. The page describing the requirements
for analytical tools to support Operations Other
Than War (OOTW) is linked to a multi-page
description, which provides a partial description
of the project results.
Over the years, I have been involved in multiple projects in
some areas. OOTW has been one
of these areas. OOTW is also known as Military Operations Other
Than War (MOOTW), Stability and Support Operations (SASO), Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction (SSTR)
Operations. The social theory basis is known as Human, Social,
Cultural Behavior (HSCB) modeling. The technical approach
is known as Diplomatic, Informational,
Military, Economic / Political, Military, Economic, Societal,
Information, Infrastructure (DIME/PMESII) modeling.
Ontologies support the description of the domain. Verification and
Validation (V&V), historical combat research, and
psychopharmacology algorithms have also been major areas of
shortcuts in the sidebar to the
left permit access to potential areas of
interest, with links to projects addressing that
area. The range of topics indicates the multi-disciplinary
nature of typical OR projects. Although some of the topics have
been relevant for only one or two projects, many have been
significant parts of numerous projects.
The thumbnails to the right and below are examples of
products from seven different projects, with links provided to
descriptions of the projects.
PMESII Modeling: ISSM
Independent V&V: TAC CONTENDER
The DIME/PMESII Model VV&A Tool
Independent V&V: SIMNET
|I created Hartley Consulting in mid-2001 and
serve as its Principal. (The picture to the right was taken some
time ago. Now I look more like the pictures below. However,
I like the picture of a younger me, so I'm keeping it.)
Until mid-2001, I was Senior Member of the
Research Staff at the Department of Energy Oak
Ridge facilities and Senior Scientist of the
Center for Modeling, Simulation, and Gaming in
the Advanced Computing Technologies (ACT)
Division. I joined the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1986,
working in the Energy Division, at that time managed and
operated by Martin Marietta Energy Systems. My group moved to
DSRD at the K-25 Plant under Lockheed Martin Energy Systems,
then moved to Corporate control. Later we moved to the Y-12
Plant and changed the division name to ACT.
I worked at Milliken & Co., a textile
firm, from 1977 to 1986. I started in middle
management in the Operations Research Department,
staying for two years, moved into Production
Planning for several years, and then spent two
years in Marketing, applying OR in each position.
I served four years active duty in the Army
(1973-1977) and several years in the reserves.
A Vietnam Veteran, I completed the Signal Officer
Basic Course and the Signal Officer Advanced
Course. My active duty station was at the Command
and Control Technical Center (CCTC, later renamed
JDSSC) in the Pentagon, supporting The Joint
Staff's combat modeling activities.
During college and graduate school, I also worked: as
research assistant at the Psychometric Laboratory, UNC (1966),
as polymer chemistry lab technician at Deering Milliken Research
Corporation (1966-1968), as Mathematics Department Head at
Milliken Electronics (1968), and as consultant to the Physics
Department at Deering Milliken Research Corporation (1968-1970).
More details are available on the
education and work history page.
Dean S. Hartley III
- Ph.D., mathematics (piecewise linear topology),
University of Georgia, 1973.
- A.B., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa,
mathematics and foreign languages, Wofford College, 1968.
PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS AND
Author of several books and chapters:
Author of the book,
Unconventional Conflict: A Modeling Perspective,
published in 2017;
Author of the book,
Effects, published in 2001;
author of the book,
Quasi-Cellularity in Manifolds, published
co-author of the
book, OOTW Analysis and Modeling Techniques (OOTWAMT) Workshop
Proceedings, published in 1999; and
co-author of the
book, NATO Code of Best Practice
for C2 Assessment, published in 2002.
Author of one chapter and co-author of
another chapter in Warfare Modeling, 1995,
co-author of one chapter in Simulation Data and its Management Mini-Symposium (SIMDATAM '95),
author of one chapter in Analytic
Approaches to the Study of Future Conflict, 1996,
author of one chapter in Textbook of
Treatment Algorithms in Psychopharmacology, 1999,
co-author of one chapter in Estimating Impact: A Handbook of
Computational Methods for Anticipating Economic, Social,
Political and Security Effects in International Interventions,
co-author of one chapter and author of
another chapter in The Human Social Culture
Behavior Modeling Workshop, 2010,
author of one chapter in Advances in Design for Cross-Cultural Activities, Part II,
author of one chapter in Conflict and Complexity,
published in Operations Research,
Naval Research Logistics,
Military Operations Research,
Bulletin of the American Society for
Information Science, Information
Technology and Libraries, The
Encyclopedia of Operations Research,
Psychopharmacology Bulletin, Psychiatric
OR/MS Today, and
numerous conference proceedings.
See Selected Publications for papers,
presentations, and software.
- the J. Steinhardt Prize for lifetime
achievement in Military Operations Research in 2013,
- the Koopman
Prize for best publication in
military operations research in 1994.
Martin Marietta Energy Systems Technical Achievement Award, 1993, 1995,
Lockheed Martin Energy Systems President's
Award, 1995, the ETSD Writing Award, 1992, two ETSD Significant
Achievement Awards, the Milliken & Co. Production Planning Award, 1986,
the Army Joint Service Commendation Medal, 1977, and the Boy Scout Eagle
... at work
- International Psychopharmacology Algorithm Project (IPAP): Advisory
Group, 1995 - Present.
- Rose Community Development: International Operations Research
Advisor, 2009 - Present.
- Institute for Operations
Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS): Vice President, 2003; Board of
Directors, 2001-2003; Board of Directors: 1996-1997.
- Military Operations Research
Society (MORS): Board of Directors, 1995 - 1999.
- Military Applications Society
(MAS) of INFORMS: President, 1993 - 1995; Vice President, 1991 - 1993;
Council Member, 1989 - 1991.
- Owner of the
DIME/PMESII, HSCB, and IW Group on LinkedIn and the associated
Community of Interest
- Owner of the
International Psychopharmacology Algorithm Project (IPAP) Group on
LinkedIn, with an associated Website.
- Associate Editor of the journal Military
Operations Research and reviewer for other
journals, such as Interfaces, Operations
Research, Naval Research
Logistics, and the Journal of Defense Modeling and
- Member of the NATO SAS-026 Panel "NATO Code of
Best Practice (COBP) for C2 Assessment," 1999-2002.
This panel was chaired within the Office of the Assistant
Secretary of Defense (C3I) Command and Control Research
- Integration Chair for the 1997 International
Psychopharmacology Algorithm Project (IPAP) Electronic
Conference. Technical Chair of the 2000 IPAP Beijing
Conference. Continuing member of the IPAP Advisory Group.
- Program Chair for ELECSIM 1997.
- Expert Panelist on Verification, Validation and
Accreditation in Distributed Interactive Simulation for
the TMSA Conference on synthetic environments, 1994,
- Senior Fellow with the George Mason University (GMU) School
of Public Policy, Peace Operations Policy Program (POPP).
- Consulting resource for the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Modeling,
Virtual Environments & Simulation (MOVES) Institute.
- Research Fellow with the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Center
for the Management of Science and Technology (CMOST).