Simulation Training: Management Framework Improved, But Challenges Remain
Describes the evolving coordination of simulation activities under the auspices of the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office within DoD. Also addresses the Army's efforts to strengthen the management of its simulation programs, with a particular focus on the acquisition of the Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT). Also includes a review of the Army's CCTT acquisition plan to ensure that it provided for: high level mgmt. oversight, system interoperability, and integration of the system with more traditional forms of training for greater cost effectiveness.
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Page 51 - Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research, Development, and Acquisition; Mr.
Page 24 - ... evaluation range structure will be developed under the management of an executive agent as part of the effort to lower costs and increase effectiveness. As an example, integration and electronic linking of the many Service training and testing ranges in six western states and off the California coast would provide a land, airspace, sea area and offshore supersonic operating domain to accommodate a large portion of our joint training, test and evaluation needs well into the next century. Construction...
Page 42 - ... the JCS Chairman and combatant commanders in the process of planning and overseeing joint training and the use of simulation technology to facilitate some of that training. SIMULATION TECHNOLOGY OFFERS THE POTENTIAL TO REVOLUTIONIZE TRAINING The services have traditionally used hundreds of training devices to model or simulate various aspects of combat, weapon systems, and terrain in support of training activities. Training devices range from simple simulated explosives and plywood terrain boards...
Page 15 - Its purpose is to promote the effective and efficient use of M&S in joint education, training, and military operations, research and development, test and evaluation, analysis, and production and logistics...
Page 10 - Army Training: Various Factors Create Uncertainty About Need for More Land (GAO/NSIAD-91-103, Apr. 22, 1991).
Page 2 - Frank C. Conahan Assistant Comptroller General Executive Summary Purpose Congress has supported increased use of simulation technology but has had some concerns about the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of this area. Accordingly, the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee asked GAO to study DOD'S efforts to coordinate simulation technology's use agencywide. The Chairman also asked GAO to review the Army's Close Combat Tactical Trainer...
Page 59 - RICOKHHDATIOm1 3. The GAO recommended that the Secretary of the Army ensure that the provisions of the regulations governing the FTM program are properly implemented In the field. (In this respect the GAO suggested that National...
Page 18 - ... Projects Agency as a technology demonstration and is expected to facilitate joint training exercises by linking various war-gaming and simulation centers. ^The DMSO Director serves as Executive Secretary to the Executive Council for Modeling and Simulation, which is composed of senior-level officials from the services, Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and other defense agencies. *The scope of this review did not extend to examining the modeling and simulation offices of the services...