The development of an Integrated Base Defense (IBD) is a significant challenge for the Army with many analytical
gaps. The IBD problem space is complex, with evolving requirements and a large stakeholder base. In order to
evaluate and analyze IBD decisions, the Training & Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Maneuver Support Center of
Excellence (MSCoE) led and continues to lead a series of IBD focused experiments and wargames. Modeling and
Simulation (M&S) significantly contributes to this effort. To improve IBD M&S capabilities, a collaborative
demonstration with the Research, Development and Engineering Command's (RDECOM's) M&S Decision Support
Environment (MSDSE) was held in September 2011. The results of this demonstration provided key input to MSCoE
IBD related concepts and technologies. Moreover, it established an initial M&S toolset that will significantly improve
force protection in combat zones and Army installations worldwide by providing leaders a capability to conduct
analysis of defense and mission rehearsals.
The demonstration was executed with a "human in the loop" Battle Captain, who was aided by mission command
assets such as Base Expeditionary Targeting and Surveillance Sensors-Combined (BETSS-C). The Common
Operating Picture was populated and stimulated using Science & Technology (S&T) M&S, allowing for a realistic
representation of physical phenomena without the need for real systems. Novel methods were used for simulation
orchestration, and for initializing the simulations and Opposing Force (OPFOR) activities. Ultimately, this
demonstration showed that the MSDSE is suitable to support TRADOC IBD analyses and that S&T M&S is ready to
be used in a demanding simulation environment.
This paper will highlight the event's outcomes and lessons identified.