Modeling, simulation, and analysis (MSaA) is a crucial tool for military affairs. MSaA is one of the announced pillars of a strategy for transforming the U.S. military. Yet changes in the enterprise of MSaA have not kept pace with the new demands arising from rapid changes in DOD processes and missions or with the rapid changes in the technology available to meet those demands. To help address those concerns, DOD asked the NRC to identify shortcomings in current practice of MSaA and suggest where and how they should be resolved. This report provides an assessment of the changing mission of DOD and environment in which it must operate, an identification of high-level opportunities for MSaA research to address the expanded mission, approaches for improving the interface between MSaA practitioners and decision makers, a discussion of training and continuing education of MSaA practitioners, and an examination of the need for coordinated military science research to support MSaA.Formerly a tenured associate professor of computer science at the Naval Postgraduate School and adjunct teaching instructor ... at USCa#39;s Viterbi School of Engineering, a professor of engineering practice in the USC Department of Computeranbsp;...
|Title||:||Defense Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis:|
|Author||:||Committee on Modeling and Simulation for Defense Transformation, Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 2006-09-22|