Accession Number : ADB165963

Title :   Simulation in a Changing World --Technological Opportunity, Management Challenge.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 90-Apr 91,

Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Shiflett, James E.

Report Date : APR 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : In our rapidly changing world, simulation and modeling are becoming increasingly important for national defense. A changing threat; the pressure to reduce defense expenditures for new weapon systems and readiness; more complex and interdependent systems; more powerful weapons; the need for improved joint training; and the rapidly advancing computer and communication technologies are but a few of the factors that will influence future simulation requirements and capabilities. Senior leaders at all levels in the government and in industry have articulated the need for the expanded use of simulation. Secretary of Defense Cheney said Operating tempo, as well as opportunities for units to develop combat skills at high-technology training facilities, must be maintained at levels necessary to sustain readiness. Congressional testimony has stressed the need for expanded use of simulation as a way to reduce costs and to improve large scale military training. Recent Defense Science Boards (DSB) have outlined problems with modeling and simulation within DoD and have articulated many of the solutions on how to exploit emerging simulation technologies in order to improve performance and efficiency. Simulation and modeling can be used to improve a range of defense functions including training/operations, combat/materiel developments, operational/developmental testing, and program analysis.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL DEFENSE, *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, *MILITARY TRAINING, COMPUTERS, COSTS, EFFICIENCY, FACILITIES, FUNCTIONS, INDUSTRIES, MATERIEL, MILITARY TRAINING, OPERATION, PRESSURE, REQUIREMENTS, SCALE, SIMULATION, SKILLS, THREATS, TRAINING, WARFARE, WEAPON SYSTEMS, WEAPONS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Administration and Management
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE