Open Sourcing your Project’s code

https://www.code.mil/ Many of us here at MOVES, and NPS more broadly, develop software that we would like to release as Open Source Software. In general, we’ve been doing this in a haphazard way that doesn’t always consider everything that should be considered. At long last there is a developing community of practice surrounding this matter, and it has official support …

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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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I Fixed a Hololens with 3D Printing

Before: After: I began working on a Hololens project this month. I had used it before, but this time I actually was able to deploy to the device from my own machine. This is really helpfully, obviously, since emulating a mixed reality application in the desktop doesn’t really provide an adequate experience. Testing on the target device is necessary for …

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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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Automation and the future of work – MOVES colleague in ‘Nature’

Really cool to see Dexer Fletcher’s work with the Navy mentioned in a recent article in ‘Nature’! The shape of work to come : Nature News & Comment But making firm predictions is difficult. “The technology is rushing ahead, which in a way is a good thing, but we have a huge gap in understanding its implications,” Brynjolfsson says. “There’s …

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Army updates – ‘..biggest shake-up since Vietnam War’

By way of MOVES gradaute Craig Unrath… Army is about to undertake its biggest shake-up since the Vietnam War – Business Insider The Army is hoping that the new Modernization Command will stand up in 2018 — and begin what is certain to be the long and complex task of preparing and equipping the U.S. Army for the mid-21st century …

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More perspectives on Naval readiness….

This time from a retired Navy Captain who served on active duty from 1974 – 2003; followed by 10 years of Pentagon experience. Here Is The Real Reason the US Navy Keeps Hitting Merchant Vessels “CAPT F.” makes some interesting comparisons between Fleet draw-downs post Vietnam and the 1990’s.  He provides some pretty blunt thoughts on the role of training …

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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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