Summary Report for USMA Plowshares Initiative
MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY DEPT OFSYSTEM ENGINEERING
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The U.S. Army Simulation, Training and Instrumentation Command STRICOM, through the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office DMSO, was funded to transition military modeling and simulation MS and training technology to civilian disaster management planning and decision making. Towards this end, STRICOM initiated the project PLOWSHARES program with the ultimate goal of leveraging existing military models and prototypes to determine applicable predictive model availability and conduct a proof-of-principal demonstration POP-D using a candidate MS. Three organizations were funded to execute this program under the direction of STRICOM. Because of its experience in using military MS for training and analysis, the Department of Systems Engineering DSE, United States Military Academy USMA, was funded to serve in the lead role for systems development, conduct training, develop after action analysis tools, and develop the terrain and scenario for the POP-D. The University of Central Floridas Institution for Simulation and Training IST was responsible to evaluate alternative MSs for Phase II, serve as the systems coordinator, and document the results of the program. Lastly, the Training and Simulation Technology Consortium TSTC served as the commercial advocate and was responsible for developing county and state requirements. In addition, two contractors, nations Inc. and Resource Consultants Inc. RCI, were hired mainly in computer programming roles. The DSE role was further delineated into five separate areas to include 1 terrain generation techniquesmethodology, 2 scenario generation techniquesmethodology, 3 prototype development 4 training, and 5 after action analysis tools. A study of civilian and military faculty within the DSE was formed to conduct research in these areas.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Computer Programming and Software