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Missile Defense Agency Research and Course Development - Verification, Validation, and Accreditation and Monte Carlo Simulation

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Technical Report,09 May 2017,08 May 2018

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University of Alabama Huntsville Huntsville United States

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The University of Alabama in Huntsville UAH, in support of Missile Defense Agency MDA requirements for professional education of its technical workforce, developed two two-day professional education short courses, one on Monte Carlo Simulation MCS and the other on Verification, Validation, and Accreditation VV and A. To develop the MCS and VV and A courses, UAH investigated how models and simulations are used at MDA, with a focus on MCS and VV and A. UAH then developed course materials that addressed MDAs needs for MCS and VV and A instruction. Those course materials included both general background content on MCS and VV and A and custom content that should be of particular use to MDA. UAH taught each of the two courses four times. After each course offering, UAH made corrections and enhancements to the content based on feedback from the MDA students in the courses. In addition to the MCS and VV and A courses, UAH developed, but did not teach, two additional two-day professional education short course on the subjects of Fundamentals of Modeling and Simulation FMS and Physics-Based Modeling PBM. This contact did not included funding or tasking to teach these courses. However, they were developed and are ready to be taught when MDA requires them.

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  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Operations Research

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