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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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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Navy Times: “…Navy is just not very good at driving ships.”

“…by design.” The two words I would add to the end of this quote to help focus the way forward. Maybe today’s Navy is just not very good at driving ships In the wake of two fatal collisions of Navy warships with commercial vessels, current and former senior surface warfare officers are speaking out, saying today’s Navy suffers from a …

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MOVES Graduate LTC Brian Vogt in the News

Army developing video game to aid weapons prototyping efforts Published: Aug. 23, 2017 at 4:59 PM Stephen Carlson Aug. 23 (UPI) — The U.S. Army announced Wednesday that it is looking to recruit soldiers to provide input through online gameplay to help develop the Operation Overmatch crowd-sourced innovation platform. Operation Overmatch is part of the Early Synthetic Prototyping program designed …

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