Other Methods for Representing Adaptive Systems,

 

26

   

 Social Behavioral Networks,

 

27

   

 Serious Games,

 

28

   

 Network Science,

 

29

   

 Building the Scientific Base for Embedded MS&A,

 

29

   

 Expanded Concepts of Validation,

 

30

   

 Infrastructure to Support the Needed MS&A Capabilities,

 

31

   

 Composability,

 

32

   

 Improved Data Collection for MS&A,

 

32

   

 Visualization of High-Dimensional Data,

 

35

   

 Chains of Tools and of Computational Platforms,

 

35

   

 Service-Oriented Architectures,

 

36

   

 A Definitive Repository,

 

37

   

 Cooperation with Other Entities,

 

38

   

 References,

 

38

4

 

MS&A AND DECISION MAKING

 

40

   

 Identification of the Decision Problem and Selection of an MS&A Approach,

 

40

   

 Interaction between the MS&A Team and Decision Makers,

 

41

   

 Normative vs. Descriptive Models of Decision Making,

 

41

   

 Addressing Uncertainties,

 

42

   

 Documentation and Communication,

 

43

   

 References,

 

44

5

 

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN DEFENSE-RELATED MS&A

 

45

   

 A Survey of Today’s Education and Training Landscape for MS&A,

 

46

   

 MS&A Curriculum,

 

47

   

 Background Competency,

 

47

   

 Core Competency,

 

48

   

 Defense-Specific Competency,

 

49

   

 Fostering a Strong and Effective MS&A Community at the Department of Defense,

 

49

   

 References,

 

51

6

 

MOVING FORWARD

 

52

   

 Department of Defense’s Need to Lead in MS&A and Military Science,

 

52

   

 Steps for Advancing MS&A in Engineering,

 

53

   

 International Aspects of MS&A,

 

54

   

 Conclusions,

 

54

 

 

APPENDIXES

 

 

   

 A  Serious Games and Their Role in Defense Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis

 

59

   

 B  Social Behavioral Modeling

 

64

   

 C  Composability

 

74

   

 D  Biographies of Committee Members

 

81

   

 E  Acronyms

 

85



The National Academies | 500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001
Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement