Proc. SPIE. 6227, Enabling Technologies for Simulation Science X
KEYWORDS: Data modeling, Data storage, Computing systems, Data acquisition, Telecommunications, Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, Data conversion, Algorithm development, Systems modeling, Information operations
The Battle Command, Simulation, and Experimentation (BCSE) Directorate in the Army's Office of the Deputy Chief
of Staff, G-3/5/7, has taken the initiative to identify high priority options for Battle Command (BC)-related modeling
and simulation (M&S) science and technology (S&T). In an earlier paper, the methodology that was developed to
identify those options was described (Ref 1). This paper summarizes the insights that were developed through the
application of that methodology. It identifies and describes the high priority M&S S&T options in the following
categories: modeling methodology, development methodology, computational capability, and data/information
understanding. For each of the thirteen M&S S&T options in those categories, the activity is described, sources for
identifying needs are cited, baseline activities are described, relationship among the M&S S&T areas are identified, and
specific initiatives are proposed. The paper concludes by identifying alternative M&S S&T packages consistent with
selected priority criteria. The results of this analysis will be used to convey investment priorities to the Deputy
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research & Technology.
Proc. SPIE. 5805, Enabling Technologies for Simulation Science IX
KEYWORDS: Defense and security, Data modeling, Data storage, Information technology, Analytical research, Data conversion, Algorithm development, Systems modeling, Standards development, On-screen displays
Achieving the goal of collaboration and synchronization of efforts across the total systems life cycle will require the Army to integrate and harmonize acquisition, training, testing and analytical modeling and simulation (M&S) capabilities in an unprecedented manner. A prerequisite to achieving the desired level of synchronization is the requirement to complete a technology needs assessment that identifies, characterizes, assesses, and prioritizes M&S Science and Technology (S&T) needs that are traceable to recognized Army needs. The Battle Command, Simulation and Experimentation (BCSE) Directorate in the Army's Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7 has taken the initiative to complete a series of technology assessments and is creating a corresponding series of focus area centric Army M&S S&T Investment Plans to guide investments and to impact institutional processes external to the G-3/5/7. This paper describes the Army M&S S&T Investment Plan creation process for the Battle Command focus area.