Risk-Based System Replacement—Decision Support Dashboard


The objective of this Noblis Sponsored Research (NSR) project was to create a tool and methodology for our clients to keep their highest priority products/services/projects going even when they have minimal budget to sustain legacy systems. The goal was to create a tool that is less expensive and easier to implement than Failure Mode Effectivity and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) models.


This work builds upon discussions between Noblis and a federal client to improve communication effectiveness regarding the relative importance of ground service subcomponent sustainment investments. The initial goals of the NSR were to refine the risk-based algorithm used by the client and subsequently create a web-based dashboard.


The accomplishments for this project were:

  • The white paper which detailed the methodology used in the dashboard was written, accepted, and presented at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Aerospace Conference in March 2017.
  • An interactive web dashboard was created for client data.
  • New algorithm development


The advancements that can be credited to this project are the demonstration that a methodology and tool can be created to help our clients make decisions with regards to cost and risk. This tool can be developed at a lower cost than FMECA models and can be easier to implement.

We also showed that the dashboard can be successfully modified to fit the needs of each agency in collaboration with Noblis.

Additionally, we showed that even if a client has vastly different data, or the data isn’t as extensive, they can adopt a risk-based decision support tool and still get results.


Noblis Sponsored Research projects are conceptualized and developed with federal agencies and the public interest at top of mind. We don’t believe in a “one size fits all” approach, and can work with your agency to determine how to best tailor our solutions and expertise to your unique needs.

To learn more about this project and how it could contribute to your mission, contact us here.

To learn more about the Noblis Sponsored Research program, visit Noblis Research & Development.