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Human Performance Modeling: Improving M&S For CG Acquisitions And Operations
COAST GUARD NEW LONDON CT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER
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United States Coast Guard USCG mission responsibilities have grown significantly over the past decade. Mission growth is accompanied by a commensurate growth in system and tactical complexity. Both types of growth are influenced by changes in threat behaviors, requirements for internal and interagency coordination, and changes to doctrine and tactics. USCG platforms and systems must become increasingly sophisticated and complex to meet these demands. Generally speaking, acquisition risk increases with system complexity. One major risk involves basing acquisition decisions on potentially erroneous estimates of mission performance generally overestimates due to engineering optimism. In complex systems, performance overestimation often occurs due to difficulties in understanding how system components and the mission environment interact with each other and how these interactions influence mission performance. Development of more accurate mission performance estimates can help prevent unanticipated performance decrements during testing and fielding, and thus save program costs and prevent the schedule delays associated with late-stage corrective actions
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