Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2001 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris

Project scoop

  • Saul I. Gass
  • Carl M. Harris
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_818

SCOOP stands for the Scientific Computation of Optimal Programs. Project SCOOP was a research program of the U.S. Air Force whose main objective was to study and solve Air Force programming and scheduling problems. It was while working on Project SCOOP problems that George B. Dantzig formulated the linear-programming model and developed the simplex method for solving such problems. Project SCOOP functioned from the late 1940s to early 1950s.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saul I. Gass
    • 1
  • Carl M. Harris
    • 2
  1. 1.Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUniversity of MarylandCollege PartUSA
  2. 2.School of Information Technology & EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA