Accession Number : ADA253987


Title :   A Review of Study Panel Recommendations for Defense Modeling and Simulation


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-May 1992


Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Fletcher, John D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a253987.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 89


Abstract : This paper reviews the recommendations made by senior study panels, such as those of the Defense Science Board, the Army Science Board, and the General Accounting Office, concerning Defense modeling and simulation. A total of 179 recommendations were identified, made by 25 different study panels over a period of about 16 years. Overall they provide a foundation for the work of the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office (DMSO) which was established in 1991. In this review, each recommendation was categorized with regard to which DMSO general Objective, Functional (Application) Areas, and Technical Objective it addresses. Each recommendation was also categorized with regard to what action (application, targeted research and development, technical improvement, modeling and simulation development, management improvement, and coordination) it advocates. Common themes found in the recommendations concern opportunities and needs for improved coordination, increased involvement and responsibility of higher management, more systematic and comprehensive planning, improved technology, improved technical quality, increased information sharing and feedback, broadened perspective, and new and extended opportunities for modeling and simulation, including increased application in system acquisition, test, and evaluation.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , TEST AND EVALUATION , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , DECISION MAKING , INVESTMENTS , INTEROPERABILITY , STANDARDS , LIFE CYCLES , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , MANAGEMENT TRAINING


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE