Use of Technology-Enhanced Work Simulations for Cyber Assessment
Technical Report,18 Jan 2018,28 Feb 2019
MDC and Associates Plant City
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There were three objectives to this effort 1 identify aptitudes and traits required for success in select enlisted and officer Air Force cyber careers using archival information, 2 identify which cyber aptitudes and traits can be measured through existing DoD tests, 3 provide a summary of relevant literature and recommendations for how serious games could be used to measure cyber aptitudes and traits, including those where gaps in assessment currently exist. We identified an extensive list of aptitudes and traits and established the extent to which each is adequately assessed. Five traits Analytical Thinking, Adaptability, Dependability, Persistence, Situational Awareness and four aptitudes Active Learning, Decision Making, Deductive Reasoning, Systems Thinking are the person characteristics most related to on the job cyber performance for which there is currently inadequate assessment and could be assessed via technologically-enhanced work simulations such as with a serious game.