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Battle Command System Analysis Methodology in the Cross Command Collaborative Effort (3CE) Environment

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The Army Modeling and Simulation Executive Council AMSEC recognized the requirement for a distributed modeling and simulation MS capability across Army commands in March 2003. A 2-star level Memorandum of Understanding MOU among the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command TRADOC, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command ATEC, and U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, RDECOM formally documents this requirement in July 2003. The DUSA OR tasked the PM UA MS Management Office MSMO to ensure compatibility among the respective MS capabilities of TRADOC, RDECOM, ATEC, and the FCS Lead Systems Integrator LSI in order to support concept exploration, systems integration, analysis, and acquisition of the FCS Brigade Combat Team BCT System-of-Systems SoS. This initiated the creation of an Army MS and data environment that satisfies the requirement for a distributed MS capability for all three commands and the LSI. This initiative is defined as the Cross Command Collaboration Effort 3CE and is codified in a supporting MOA signed in December 2004. An initial step in developing a process to establish a consistent set of tools, data and business processes was the 3CE MS analysis conducted in August 2005. This analysis, sponsored by TRADOC, used a distributed, live, virtual, and constructive LVC environment to identify best of breed between selected systems for inclusion in the 3CE toolbox. Battle command was one of the functional areas assessed. The team analyzed two battle command surrogate systems. This paper provides an overview of the distributed LVC environment along with the methodology used to conduct the analysis, lessons learned and recommendations on how this process should be used to support future assessments.

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  • Operations Research
  • Computer Systems
  • Information Science

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