Category Archive for: ‘World News’

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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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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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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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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MORS Wargaming Community of Practice Webinar: Wed 19 April 0830-1000 Pacific

Dr. Ruthanna Gordon, a contractor in support of the Intelligence Advanced Project Agency, will be the speaker. A panel of wargame experts will comment upon the presentation after which the discussion will be open to all participants. This lecture will feature a discussion on the evaluation of analysis in wargames, in particular, metrics and rubrics for reasoning quality. Wargames, like …

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