Four winners have been selected for the sixth annual Department of Defense Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Awards. Ronald Sega, director of defense research and engineering and chair of the DoD Executive Council will present the awards at a ceremony in the Pentagon Oct. 15.
The winners for each category are:
Acquisition Simulation & Analysis Facility Joint Unmanned Combat Air System (J-UCAS) Simulation Team, Advanced Computational Analysis Directorate (ASC/HP), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Team award for demonstrating exceptional technical innovation in the development and integration of the J-UCAS simulations.
Analysis Integrated Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Architecture Development Team, National Security Space Office, Chantilly, Va. Team award for performing groundbreaking work in completing a detailed assessment of space and airborne ISR architectures in support of military operations, homeland security, and counter-terrorism.
Training Battle Command Training Branch / LVC Team, III Corps G3, Fort Hood, Texas. Team award for exceptional technical competence and determination in creating the Warrior Skills Trainer, identifying and developing federation requirements while integrating the virtual and constructive toolkit that allowed deploying units and soldiers to learn and practice critical convoy and ambush tasks.
Cross-Function Simulation Testing Operations Rehearsal Model (STORM) Team, U.S. Army Test & Evaluation Command, Operational Test Command, Fort Hood, Texas. Team award for development, enhancement, and use of STORM for testing the Armys new and emerging weapon and information systems while also providing commanders and their staff with realistic, cost-effective digital battle command and control training.
The awards recognize achievement during 2003 in support of DoD M&S objectives. Sixty-eight nominations were received from across DoD.
The National Training Systems Association sponsors a corresponding set of M&S awards for industry, academia and non-DoD government practitioners in support of DoD M&S. For information and a list of the non-DoD award winners visit the NTSA web site at:
For more information on the DoD M&S awards visit:
http://www.dmso.mil/public/community/awards/ or contact the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office at (703)824-3426 or