Defense Modeling and Simulation
OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (ACQUISITION AND TECHNOLOGY) WASHINGTON DC
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I believe this industry day is timely because the Department of Defense, through adoption of a Modeling and Simulation Master Plan in October of 1995, has begun to move forward on a more coherent strategy for improving oversight and coordination of DoD modeling and simulation activities. In a budget constrained environment, we simply can not afford to waste dollars on redundant, stove-piped efforts - we need to be able to get more mileage out of the models and simulations we build. In an environment that is increasingly joint, often coalition, and involving system of systems architectural trades, we must be able to link simulations together and interoperate them in federations. To do that we have to find ways to facilitate their interoperability and reusability. DoD modeling and simulation activities need to be anchored in a common technical architecture and interchange data which is both authoritative and means the same thing to everyone. For the remainder of my talk today, I would like to give you the Departments perspective on the use of modeling and simulation to improve training, decision support and weapon system acquisition.
- Administration and Management
- Computer Programming and Software
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods