Modelling, Simulation & Analysis (MS&A): Potent Enabling Tools for Planning and Executing Complex Major National Events
DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) CENTRE FOR SECURITY SCIENCE
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Modelling, Simulation Analysis MSA are known as crucial, effective and efficient enablers of Defence Communities from Concept Development Experimentation CDE to Training. In Public Safety and Security in general and in particular in recent complex major national events such as the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, the impact of MSA has been significant, though far less known. Drawing upon case studies, this report argues that MSA is a potent enabling tool for Defence Security Communities not only from CDE to Training, but in all aspects of Capability, from StrategyPolicy to Capability Development, Capability Generation, Capability Employment and Network Enabled Capability NEC. The methodologies by which MSA became a crucial enabler to ensure safe and secure conduct of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and G8G20 Summits are highlighted in this report. Given the recurrent nature of complex major national events as well as the growing requirement to efficiently test and validate Emergency Management Plans and Business Continuity Plans, a persistent capability framework to support National and International Major Events security and safety planning and operations has been undertaken that includes a persistent and credible ST and MSA capability. This persistent capability is in many ways comparable with the DoD Information Analysis Centers IACs httpiac.dtic.mil and the DHS Simulation and Analysis Center httpwww.dhs.govxaboutstructuregc1257535800821.shtm .
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