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. Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work
Topic: Modeling & Simulation
Introduction The United States Department of Defense (DoD) and the military services have employed wargaming for well over a century to prepare for war and other operations. The Naval War College first employed naval wargames in the late 19th century at the tactical and strategic levels. During the period between world wars, Plan Orange wargaming at the
If you deal in computer models and simulations (M&S), and you aim to support wargaming, you need to understand what type of wargame you are supporting, and you need to understand the wargame’s purpose. This article is about understanding those two aspects of M&S support to wargaming: wargame type and wargame purpose. The first thing you need to do
Greetings, Welcome to this special modeling and simulation (M&S) edition of the Journal of Cyber Security & Information Systems, published by the Cyber Security & Information Systems Information Analysis Center (CSIAC). This edition focuses on wargaming, a key cylinder of the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) innovative engine. The Department
The use of live field testing for new data links, protocols, waveforms, radios, and algorithms is the traditional best-practice. With that said, the cost, time, effort and complexity involved in large-scale field tests often makes these tests unaffordable to many levels of testers. A glaring example is the gap that exists between basic research algorithm
This special edition of the CSIAC Journal focuses on Modeling & Simulation. In coordination with the Defense Modeling & Simulation Coordination Office, the current state of M&S across the US Defense Community is presented to our readers to raise awareness and to encourage interest. We hope you enjoy it.
Let’s discuss what DOD Modeling & Simulation (M&S) can learn about education from the commercial gaming world. There are occasions when we in DOD look at the commercial gaming industry as if we’re kids with our faces pressed against a candy store’s window. In many instances, fundamental differences between DOD and the private sector prevent us fr
The new Defense Modeling & Simulation (M&S) Catalog, which achieved full operational capability in November 2014, represents a complete hardware, software, and conceptual upgrade from its predecessor. Based on operational and maintenance experience with the previous version of the Catalog, combined with considerable input from users, the Defense
Modeling and Simulation (M&S) capabilities enhance the ability of the Department of Defense to meet strategic and operational challenges in a complex and fiscally constrained environment. The Army recognized the importance of M&S and developed a robust framework and governance structure to provide technology and capabilities to leaders and soldiers.
In this article, I summarize Air Force Models and Simulations (M&S) policy initiatives and M&S enhancements for decision support analytics for warfighters and acquisitions. The policy initiatives include implementing an M&S governance structure, instantiating a study governance oversight, and evaluating the analytic capability across the Air