Category Archive for: ‘World News’

New Use for Computer Vision

In the movie Minority Report, ads recognize those walking nearby and modify themselves specifically for that person. Here’s a twist on that in Russia. From Gizmodo: Websites are already able to serve up ads customized for whoever happens to be viewing a page. Now an ad agency in Russia is taking that idea one step further with an outdoor billboard that’s able …

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Cutting edge glasses give Marines a clear view of augmented reality

By Kevin McCaney, Defense Systems, 22 May 2015: “Marines recently took another step into the looking-glass world of augmented reality, using new “optical see-through” glasses that helped them make a battlefield out of a golf course. The glasses, developed by the Office of Naval Research, were connected for the first time to the Augmented Immersive Team Trainer (AITT) at the …

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SECNAV-Proposed Changes for Promotion and Grad Ed

‘Blockbuster’ changes – along with uniforms, physical fitness tests – SECNAV has proposed eliminating officer management by year group.  There are also proposed changes for graduate education. Navy Looks to Make Changes to Cold-War Personnel System – Pay & Benefits – GovExec.com “I will expand fully-funded, in-residence, graduate programs at civilian institutions…Having mastered your warfare specialty, there may come a …

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Not Quite Ted Williams

Ted Williams, the legendary Boston Red Sox player (as well as Marine combat aviator), is the last player to have a batting average over .400.  In fact, only two players have hit .390 or better since Williams hit .406 in 1941. So psychological experimenters hitting .390 would be pretty good by MLB standards.  But what does that mean for trusting studies? An …

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DoD Cyber Strategy, April 2015

Available for download at http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2015/0415_cyber-strategy/ (click on the Full Strategy button on right-hand side of page).

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Apr 23 Wargame Planning Session; Apr 24 Surface Warfare Littoral Warfare Innovation Workshop

Location: Ingersoll 122. See poster: Wargame-Workshop 2015 Poster

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Cyber Security and Information Systems Analysis Center (CSIAC)

See https://www.csiac.org for some interesting resource materials, especially the journals page at: https://www.csiac.org/resources/journals/home. March edition of the CSIAC Journal is available here: https://www.csiac.org/journal/applying-modeling-simulation-defense. For example, there are articles in this edition on “Sensor Life Cycle Acquisition and Training with Modeling & Simulation” and “How Does an Analyst Select M&S to Support the Entire DoD Acquisition Lifecycle Process?”.

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Call for Paper Abstracts: Simulation Interoperability Workshop

Reminder: the period for receiving abstracts for the Fall 2015 SIW ends 6 May 2015. Please use the instructions below to submit your abstract. Fall 2015 
 Simulation Interoperability Workshop (SIW)
 Call for Papers The Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) invites you to participate in the Fall 2015 Simulation Interoperability Workshop (SIW) in Orlando Florida, on August 31 – September …

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What analytics and aerial combat have in common: the OODA loop

By Tamara Schwartz, Defense Systems, April 6, 2015 “The application of analytics to large data sets, sometimes referred to as “big data,” is still an emerging capability in the military. As a result, defense agencies and their industry partners have the ability to shape its future growth. The challenge is the disconnect between our ability to easily collect data and …

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Marines, DARPA show what real-time air support looks like

by Kevin McCaney, Defense Systems, April 7, 2015 Military researchers and Marines recently demonstrated just what they mean when they talk about “real-time situational awareness,” with a successful test of the prototype Persistent Close Air Support System. Close air support—the delivery of bombs or other munitions to protect and assist ground forces—has long been a key tactic for the military. …

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