Accession Number:

ADA336851

Title:

Generalizing Concepts and Methods of Verification, Validation, and Accreditation (VV&A) for Military Simulations,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

This study was developed for the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office DMSO, which is under the Director, Defense Research and Engineering. It reflects discussions of the DMSOs Applications and Methodology Working Group, chaired by the author during this work. The study also draws upon discussions at two special meetings on verification, validation, and accreditation VVA sponsored by the Military Operations Research Society MORS on October 15-18, 1990, and March 31 - April 2, 1992. VVA is a difficult subject on which there is a broad range of opinions and practices for example, VVA of software used in space probes is different from VVA of military simulations used for analysis. At the same time, a considerable convergence of view appears to be taking place and it is hoped that this study will accelerate that process. Comments and suggestions are therefore especially welcome. They can be sent by electronic mail to PaulDavisrand.org through Inter Net. Work on this effort was accomplished in the Applied Science and Technology program of RANDs National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE