Customer: Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (DUSN), Office of Strategy and Innovation (OSI)
Challenge: In lieu of combat learning, the OSI requested the current state and availability of realistic combat modeling and simulation training technologies.
Approach: HDIAC identified, reviewed, and analyzed DoD reports summarizing the current state of training technologies, including functional processes (driving and piloting military-specific vehicles and aircraft maintenance), general-purpose programming languages (e.g., MODSIM, which is a simulation platform for training in maneuvers and marksmanship), and decision-making in combat environments.
Value: HDIAC’s analysis supports modeling and simulation research and development programs within the OSI and contributes to the continuing development of effective decision-making by sailors during combat operations. Senior DUSN OSI members plan to present the HDIAC analysis at an upcoming conference.