What do search engine optimization, airline schedules and standardized testing have in common? They are all vulnerable to Goodhart’s law, the idea that when a metric becomes a target it ceases to be a good metric.
In this episode Michael Stumborg and Timothy Blasius join John to discuss their report, “Goodhart’s Law: Recognizing and Mitigating the Manipulation of Measures in Analysis.”
Michael Stumborg is a Principal Research Scientist with CNA’s Strike and Air Warfare Program.
Timothy Blasius is a Senior Research Scientist with CNA’s Strike and Air Warfare Program.
CNA: Goodhart’s Law: Recognizing and Mitigating the Manipulation of Measures in Analysis
Army War College: Lying to Ourselves: Dishonesty in the Army Profession
For the past 80 years, the Center for Naval Analyses has been the Navy’s partner and an essential resource for agencies across the federal government.
In this episode, Executive Vice President of the Center for Naval Analyses, Andrew Mara sits down to discuss the Center’s accomplishments over the past fiscal year and where the organization is headed in the coming one.