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Dec 2017 National Defense magazine articles on DoD M&S

Some articles of potential interest: “The Future of Training and Simulation” http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2017/11/22/the-future-of-training-and-simulation-preparing-warfighters-for-tomorrows-battlefields “Army Creates Video Game to Prototype New Weapons” (note: LtCol Brian Vogt, MOVES grad, recently presented on this topic in the Winter AY18 MV4501 class”) http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2017/11/28/army-creates-video-game-to-prototype-new-weapons “Synthetic Training Technologies Gaining Foothold with Military” http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2017/11/27/synthetic-training-technologies-gaining-foothold-with-military

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National Defense Magazine: Big Data AI to Advance Modeling and Simulation

See Big Data AI to Advance Modeling and Simulation There is a thesis opportunity in this area addressing II MEF information requirements. If interested, contact Curt Blais at clblais@nps.edu.

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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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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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MORS Wargaming Community of Practice: Teleconference 19 July 2017

0830-1000 Pacific time “Wargames that Make a Difference” – How has wargaming made a real difference to DoD analysis? Are there any historical or current examples where wargaming has influenced changes or innovation in plans, doctrine, or procurement decisions? This lecture and panel discussion will feature a historical and theoretical discussion of technical innovation using wargames conducted during the 1920’s. …

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NPS Grad speaking at Simulation Innovation Workshop, Sept 2017

The speakers for the plenary session on the afternoon of Monday, September 11, have been confirmed, and the tutorials during the rest of the day have been set. Dr. Michael Macedonia, Assistant Vice President for Research and Commercialization at the University of Central Florida (NOTE: NPS graduate, dissertation titled “A Network Software Architecture for Large-Scale Virtual Environments”, http://calhoun.nps.edu/bitstream/handle/10945/31461/95Jun_Macedonia.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y) will speak …

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Virtual Training for Active Shooter Incidents

*S&T News Release: Virtual Training for Active Shooter Incidents Now Available to First Responders [ https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/news/2017/06/26/news-release-virtual-training-active-shooter-incidents-now ]* *WASHINGTON* First responders of all disciplines will now be able to train together for active shooter and other critical incidents thanks to a new virtual training platform made available by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) and the …

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Slideset for Wed June 7 Wargaming CoP Telcon, 0830-1000 Pacific

Here are the slides for tomorrow’s lecture: A382 for PME Roundtable 27 April 2017 Our speaker will be Dr. James Sterrett, the Chief of Simulations & Education in the US Army Command & General Staff College’s Directorate of Simulation Education, where he has worked since 2004. Dr. Sterrett teaches CGSC’s courses on using games and simulations in training and education. …

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MORS Wargaming Community of Practice Telcon 0830-1000 Pacific June 7, 2017

This lecture will feature a discussion of game design within the context of professional military education. DEPSECDEF Work talked to the need to incorporate wargaming into the formal military education system. One approach to executing this issue is to offer a course in wargame design to students at multiple levels of professional development. However, questions on how to implement this …

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