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Determining Operational Utility of the Cultural Geography Model

Lisa Bair and Eric Weisel

The 2010 Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC 10)
Ottawa, Canada, July 11-14, 2010


Summary

In the current warfighting environment, the military needs robust modeling and simulation (M&S) to support Irregular Warfare (IW) analysis across the range of tactical, operational, and strategic levels of warfare to help inform decisions concerning operations within the IW environment. In support of this need, the military requires a responsive family of Models, Methods, and Tools (MMT) able to cred-ibly represent US and Coalition ground forces conducting operations in a Joint and Combined IW environment, from the tactical to strategic levels. As a first step in this direc-tion, TRAC Monterey (TRAC‐MTRY) is developing a prototype capability that credibly represents ground forces conducting IW operations and focusing on the relevant rela-tionships and interactions within the population. A primary objective of this work-in-progress is a repeatable approach for validating cultural behavior models, including risk measures and criteria for assessing risk using the CGM as a vehicle for the method’s implementation.


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