Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2017’

NYT: Navy needs to sleep more, navigate with paper and pencil

Congratulations to the NPS Human Systems Integration crew – their hard work developing guidelines, adopted by the submarine community in 2015, now being presented as part of the solution to 7th Fleet readiness issues.  Navy Returns to Compasses and Pencils to Help Avoid Collisions at Sea – The New York Times The new rules essentially will adopt studies by the …

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Compendium of Wargaming Terms — from the MORS Wargame CoP

A compendium of wargaming terms posted by the Military Operations Research Society (MORS) Wargame Community of Practice (CoP) is available here: WargamingTerms

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MORS Wargame Community of Practice: Seminar Oct 4 0830-1000 Pacific: Scenario 101

There are four propositions on the roles of scenarios in defense analysis: (Carl Builder, Towards a Calculus of Scenarios) – At the heart of all military forecasts, plans, and threats are scenarios. – The worth of an analytic study is more likely to be found in its scenario than in the quality of its arithmetic. – More often than not, …

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Creating 3D models with your phone

Tech update – ability to build a 3D model coming to a phone near you soon… Sony phone app takes 3D clone snaps – BBC News Sony has revealed new smartphones that can create detailed 3D scans of almost any object using the phone’s camera. -Joe

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MORS Wargaming Community of Practice telcon Sep 7, 0830-1000 Pacific: National Security Wargame Practices

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 0800-1000 Pacific Speaker: Elizabeth (Ellie) Bartels, a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her dissertation research focuses on game design practices, with the aim of creating a framework which describes what game design approaches are appropriate to what purposes. Prior to joining Pardee RAND, she was a senior associate at Caerus Associates, and a …

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