Dr. David “Fuzzy” Wells is the Director of the U.S. Pacific Command’s (USPACOM) Cyber War Innovation Center (CWIC) and the Technical Lead for COATS. A retired Air Force (AF) officer, his past assignments include: Chief Scientist for Research and Development at the Joint Warfare Analysis Center; Chief of Ops Assessment at AF Central Command’s Combined Air &
It is widely accepted that many state and non-state adversaries are approaching technical parity with United States military. This is especially the case where commercial research and development produces militarily useful technologies such as cyber, robotics, and drones. (The Operational Environment and the Changing Character of Future Warfare, 2017) The
Introduction Wargaming is currently a very important topic, due to the renewed interest in pursuing the activity within the US Department of Defense (US DoD), for the purposes of discovery and exploration of future courses of action. Wargaming itself is very closely related to simulation, especially simulation for military training and experimentation,
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
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
Introduction The Air Force Research Laboratory has taken steps to revitalize wargaming across its Enterprise to evaluate the military utility of innovative technology concepts in combat. The integration of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) to improve the analytical rigor of wargames is a fundamental part of this effort. In a period of growing strategic
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
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.
"Being ready is not what matters. What matters is winning after you get there.” Marine General Victor Krulak Introduction: Preparing to Win Modeling and Simulation (M&S) will not win any battles for the Marine Corps. As has been the case for nearly two-and-a-half centuries, real Marines with real weapons and real ammunition will win our battles.