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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 767-05
July 28, 2005

Four Winners Selected for Modeling and Simulation Awards

The Department of Defense announced today that four winners have been selected for the seventh annual Department of Defense Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Awards. The winners for each category are:

Acquisition: Joint Services Lightweight Standoff Chemical Agent Detector Team, Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Defense. Team award for innovation in the employment of a comprehensive M&S approach to support systems engineering analysis. Future standoff detection and contamination avoidance programs will use this effort as a baseline for implementing best engineering practices, which will lead to improved chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear systems, and a greater capability for the warfighter.

Analysis: Joint Analysis Team, Headquarters and Support Activities Joint Cross Service Group (Center for Army Analysis, Air Force Studies and Analysis Agency, Center for Naval Analyses). Team award for providing senior DoD leaders with groundbreaking and innovative analytical solutions to complex challenges during the Base Realignment and Closure review.

Training: U.S. Air Force Distributed Mission Operations Center, 505th Distributed Warfare Group. Team award for producing unmatched immersive synthetic combat environments for Air Force Virtual Flag exercises that linked the operational and tactical levels of war, directly increased joint readiness, and put the warfighter in charge of driving training transformation requirements.

Cross-Function: Geometric Pairing Development Team, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command. Team award for advancing "state-of-the-art" live force-on-force simulation, and the realistic integration of live, virtual and constructive synthetic environments that will ultimately permit warfighters to truly train as they fight and operational testers to test as the warfighters fight.

The annual awards recognize achievement in support of DoD M&S objectives. Forty-eight nominations were received from across DoD.

For more information on the DoD M&S awards program visit: http://www.dmso.mil/public/community/awards/ or contact the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office at (703)824-3437 or pao@dmso.mil .

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