Congratulations – Mike Zyda, IEEE VGTC Virtual Reality Technical Achievement Award

Hearty Congratulations! MOVES founding director, Mike Zyda was recognized with the 2017 IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee’s Technical Achievement Award for his many exciting contributions to the field of virtual reality. Among other noteworthy contributions to this quickly-evolving field, the award recognizes Mike’s contribution to developing the Nation’s top gaming curriculum at USC. The attached VR2017-VGTCAward-tech[1] sums it up …

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Wargaming Community of Interest: 28 Feb 2017 Webinar slides

‘Scenario Development is the artistic and quasi-scientific process of producing succinct and persuasive stories about trends in an unreal state of future conflict to enable analysis’ — Alec Barker from “Fight the Scenario”, CASL Lectures on Strategic Gaming. Join us for our continuing discussion of scenarios tomorrow TUESAY 28 February 0830-1000 Pacific at the next MORS Wargame CoP Brown Bag …

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Wargaming Community of Practice: “”Scenarios as Narratives”, 28 Feb 2017, 0830-1000 Pacific

The process for creating scenarios for defense analysis has been characterized in the following way: ‘Scenario Development is the artistic and quasi-scientific process of producing succinct and persuasive stories about trends in an unreal state of future conflict to enable analysis’ — Alec Barker from “Fight the Scenario”, CASL Lectures on Strategic Gaming The Feb 28 brown bag webinar is …

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Presentation materials for Feb 15 Wargaming Community of Practice Meeting

Materials are here: (U) Overview of DoD Analytic Agenda – Feb 2017. Join us for our continuing discussion of scenarios WEDNESDAY 15 February 1130-1300 Eastern at the next MORS Wargame CoP Brown Bag lecture. Our speaker is Chuck Burdick who has used defense scenarios in many analytical efforts. This presentation was originally given to the MORS M&S CoP as a …

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MORS Wargame Community of Practice (CoP) Brown Bag WEDNESDAY 15 February 2017 11:30-1:00 EST – Chuck Burdick “Defense Analysis Scenarios”

In our previous lectures, we examined the steps in creating and executing professional games. We explored the use of professional games in other disciplines with a view towards identifying best practices for application to the defense domain. We examined the theory of wargames and how to apply them to analyze difficult defense problems. We also feature lectures addressing other professional …

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MORS Wargaming Community of Practice Seminar: WED 11 January 2017 11:30-1:00 EST – Yuna Wong “Joint Irregular Warfare Analytic Baseline (JIWAB)”

There are four propositions on the roles of scenarios in defense analysis (Carl Builder, Towards a Calculus of Scenarios — attached here: N1855 Towards a Calculus of Scenarios Carl Builder): – 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 …

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HBR Review of VA Transformation

The author invited VA Secretary Bob McDonald to present his views on transformation of the VA over the last 2 1/2 years as part of the author’s Managing Service Organizations course. One of the 5 lessons McDonald reflected one, “Build a capacity for learning and continuous improvement,” makes specific mention of the importance of Lean Six Sigma and Human-Centered Design …

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AI and Healthcare – perspectives from down under

Perspectives from Australia’s National Science Agency – CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization – on the challenges, current state and projected future of big data and machine learning for improved healthcare. https://theconversation.com/why-artificial-intelligence-has-not-revolutionised-healthcare-yet-69403 The author is Group Leader, Biomedical and Informatics at CSIRO. -joe

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Reminder: MORS Wargaming CoP seminar Wed Dec 14, 0830 Eastern

Just a reminder that our next speaker is Dr. Robert Seater who will discuss “Combining Rapid-Play Games with Game Theory for the Evaluation of Future Technologies”. Lincoln Laboratory has been investigating the use of games for evaluating novel technology concepts and capabilities. Dr. Seater will describe the concept of a rapid-play serious game, and how that style of game meshes …

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DigitalGov announcements (Virtual Reality)

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