Transitioning to the Next Generation (NEXTGEN) Defense Training Environment (DTE)
JOINT STAFF SUFFOLK VA JOINT AND COALITION WARFIGHTING
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Department of Defense DoD closed architectures and proprietary solutions limit the ability to provide the warfighter gaming, semantic reasoning and social networking capabilities employed by industry and readily available in the open source community. Exorbitant sustainment costs of legacy solutions are unjustifiable and significantly inhibit transition to enhanced solutions. Additionally, legacy solutions leave a dependence on an aging workforce of static-centric modeling simulation MS subject matter expertise SME to promote reuse, while budget cuts increase attrition among junior-level technical staff. This paper describes challenges and recommendations for changing the DoD MS training paradigm to facilitate interoperability, incorporate emerging semantic web technologies, and provide a knowledge base to promote reuse. Two ongoing RD projects will be used to illustrate innovative strategies and their potential to alleviate many legacy system interoperability issues while transitioning to a Defense Training Environment DTE where US and Coalition Command and Control C2 and MS systems seamlessly interoperate to train as we fight.
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