Date of Award

4-3-2017

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Department

Mathematics

First Advisor

Shandelle Henson

Abstract

In 2014, the federal government spent nearly half a trillion dollars on contractor projects. The Department of Defense wants to develop an algorithm to optimize the acquisition of new technologies. This project makes us of game theory, probability and statistics, non-linear programming and mathematical models to model negotiations between governmental agencies and private contractors. If focuses on generating the optimum solution and its corresponding acquisition strategy for different contract types. This project culminates in a collection of MATLAB (MathWorks) programs and the newly developed strategy shows strong convergence to Nash equilibrium values and successful selection of optimum solutions.

Subject Area

United States. Department of Defense--Procurement; Game theory; MATLAB

Included in

Mathematics Commons

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