Transitioning Human, Social, Cultural Behavior (HSCB) Models and Simulations to the Operational User1
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV FORT MCNAIR DC CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY AND NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY
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One of the major challenges facing the Modeling Simulation MS community is successfully transitioning human, social, cultural behavior HSCB MS to the operational user. To achieve that objective, this paper presents a framework to characterize HSCB needs and gaps. The framework subsumes contributions from operations analysts e.g., representation in tools tools explorations of possibility space design of experiments, social scientists e.g., basic research measures of merit social science theories, and key stakeholders including operational users e.g., definitions data verification, validation and accreditation VVA education and training and outreach. For each of these areas the paper identifies key needs to facilitate the transition of HSCB MS to the operational user. Furthermore, based on the current state of the practice, the paper identifies key gaps in each of these twelve areas. Subsequently, the paper identifies key time-phased steps to enhance the transitioning of existing HSCB MS to the operational users. The emphasis is on actions to correct shortfalls in existing Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership Education, Personnel, and Facility DOTMLPF factors.
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