Karl Selke, Program Manager and Analyst with Group W Inc., supports organizations across DoD by developing tools and methods to gain insights into the complexity of irregular warfare and other irregular challenges. Combining an analyst’s perspective with significant academic training in operations research, computational social science, and international relations, he led the development of OSD/CAPE’s Standard Wargame Integration and Facilitation Tool (SWIFT) to become a functional resource within the Department. Mr. Selke is pursuing a PhD degree at George Mason University, focusing his research on the integration of computational social science and wargaming.
The Standard Wargame Integration Facilitation Toolkit (SWIFT), an Office of the Secretary of Defense, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (OSD CAPE) product, provides a computer environment that supports Department of Defense (DoD) wargaming. SWIFT complements, but does not substitute for good wargaming practices.