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DIS Data Dictionary
The DIS Data Dictionary contains the message structures and enumeration values for the DIS Application Protocol. Created by Joint Data Base Elements (JDBE) at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, it can be viewed selecting the links below. The dictionary can be viewed either on the web by selecting the links below or you can download a copy of the Microsoft Access Database (Disk 1 – 4). For questions regarding the content of the DIS Data Dictionary, please contact Van Lowe, vlowe@ist.ucf.edu.

University of Michigan Documents Center

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Nuclear Forces Guide

Sources and Resources

http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/index.html

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Statistical Resources on the Web
Military and Defense

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Last updated on December 2, 2008

America’s Military Population (Population Reference Bureau)

    • Demographic characteristics of the military in 2001/2002
    • Includes religion, sexual orientation, sex, race, occupation and rank, and state
    • Article appearing in Population Bulletin, December 2004

America’s Wars (Library Spot)

    • Participants, deaths, and living veterans from individual wars, American Revolution to the Persian Gulf
    • Lists name, death date, and age of last veteran

Annual Defense Report (U.S. Defense Department)

    • Annual report on military readiness, equipment, and personnel
    • Browsable by chapter or searchable across all years by keyword

Armed Conflict Database (IISS)

    • UMich Campus Trial through Feb. 14, 2007
    • Annual analysis of armed conflicts around the world since 1997, including non-state parties, death toll
    • Statistics, bar graphs, and pie charts by year and country for fatalies, weapons, refugees, and returnees
    • Summary information on individual non-state groups (e.g. Hezbollah)

Armed Forces Equal Opportunity Survey (1996)

    • Analysis of survey throughout the U.S. military on race relations
    • Includes perceptions of relationship problems, promotion opportunities, incident reports
    • Data broken down by race of respondent, military branch, and military rank
    • Executive summary in HTML; full report in pdf at 3.3MB

Center for Defense Information

    • Arms Trade Data Base provides the text of news articles on arms trade, arranged by country
    • Weekly Defense Monitor includes position papers
    • U.S. military spending clock

CIA World Factbook

    • Brief information about a country’s population, ethnicity, politics, and economics
    • Structure of military, its manpower and finances
    • Web site discontinued as of October 1996
    • See paper copy located in Documents Center and UGL: G 122.U56

Cleaning Up the Nuclear Weapons Complex

    • Federal and research institution web sites about cleaning up nuclear weapons complex in an environmentally and economically safe manner
    • Includes think tank reports with some statistics
    • Good annotations

(Congressional) Medal of Honor

Correlates of War

    • Correlates of War Data Sets (Peace Science Society)
      • Data Resources Section of the web page provides data from the Interstate System, 1816-1997 and Militarized Interstate Dispute, 1816-1997
      • Includes updates since 1997
      • Data must be ftp-ed by user
      • Site provides a bibliography describing the data sets
    • Correlates of War (ICPSR)
      • Codebook freely available for ftp
      • Data requires authorization from your local ICPSR representative
    • Correlates of War Project (UMich)
      • Descriptive background on the project, headed by Dr. David Singer
      • Text of books and articles written by project researchers

Countering the New Terrorism (RAND)

    • Terrorist activities in the 1990s (embassy bombings, Internet) and policy implications
    • Brief graphs on international terrorism, 1991-96, and the percent with religious groups responsible

FedStats

    • Comprehensive listing to statistical programs of over 70 federal government agencies
    • Arranged by agency or program; includes explanatory material and contacts
    • Search engine indexes individual statistical tables by keyword or agency and provides direct connection

Felony Waivers by Type of Offense

    • Felony waivers given for army, navy, airforce and marine recruitment in FY 2006 and 2007 by type of felony (e.g. burglary)
    • Another copy

Human Security Centre

    • Data on wars, casualties, non-state conflicts from 1946 to the present
    • Use the lefthand screen to access statistical figures and data sources

Institute for Science and International Security

    • Articles on nuclear terrorism and securing Pakistan’s weapons during the crisis
    • World map of nations by their stage of nuclear capability
    • Military and non-military plutonium stocks by country

International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism

    • List of international terrorist organizations and data base of terrorist attacks since 1990
    • Daily news and weekly articles
    • Searchable index to both data and articles

International Crisis Data Viewer

    • Picks international crisis, 1918-2005, and provides database of the triggers that led to them

International Relations Data Page (FSU)

    • Extensive annotations for international and U.S. data sets
    • Economic, political, social, environmental, and military variables
    • Sources include data sets from articles and books which would be otherwise difficult to locate

Military Casualty Information

    • Killed or wounded in Iraq by branch of service and either age, race, gender, or rank
    • Deaths also indicate reserve status
    • Casualty statistics beginning with the Revolutionary War vary in detail but usually include deaths by branch of service

Nuclear Explosion Data Base

    • Query database by country/location and date range for a list of nuclear explosions since 1945
    • Data includes time and date, latitude and longitude, type of test, body wave length, and comments
    • Map illustrates active test sites
    • Maintained by the Australian Geological Survey Organization

Nuclear Weapon Locations

    • History of the Custody and Deployment of Nuclear Weapons: July 1945 through September 1977
      • Classified document prepared by the Defense Department in 1978 and partially released under the Freedom of Information Act
      • Includes an appendix with deployments by country and date
    • Where They Were
      • Article describes storage of about 12,000 atomic and nuclear weapons abroad, 1945-77
      • Host countries did not always know they were there
      • Lists country or territory, type of missile, year imported, and year withdrawn
      • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nov/Dec. 1999, p. 26+

Patterns of Global Terrorism (State Dept)

    • Summary of terrorist acts by continent and country, 1996-2003, and Country Reports on Terrorism, 2004+
    • Appendix provides a chronology of terrorist acts and a description of the terrorist groups
    • See also Political Science/International Sources

Peace and Conflict: A Global Survey of Armed Conflicts, Self-Determination Movements and Democracy (Univ. Maryland)

    • Annual survey of armed conflicts throughout the world with numerous charts and graphs
    • Includes chart showing each country’s comparative standing on self-determination, stability, discrimination, human security, and neighborhood
    • Appendix includes outcomes of armed conflicts since 1955

Population Representation in the Military Services

    • Statistics on recruits and existing military personnel by age, race, sex, education, geographic representation
    • Data on the web dates back to 2001

Quadrennial Defense Review (U.S. – 2001)

    • Primarily a Defense Department policy report
    • Includes statistics on specific weapons and summary of military manpower
    • 2006 version
    • 1997 version

Risk Briefing/Economic Intelligence Unit (UMich Only)

    • Quarterly assessment of political, economic, foreign trade, legal, and regulatory risks in 150 countries
    • Ratings supported by extensive written analysis

Selective Service Inductions (U.S.)

    • Number of selective service draft inductions, 1917-73
    • National totals only
    • See the printed Annual Report of the Selective Service System (UB343 .A27 and UB 343.A272) for detailed state level data on inductions and rejections)

SIPRI Yearbook

    • Paper copy has lengthy annual summary of international military affairs, conflict, disarmament, statistics, and signatories to major treaties
    • Paper copy: UA 17 .S12 with current in Doc.Cen.–Doc.Ref.
    • Internet version is primarily a press release with limited information

Statistical Summary: America’s Major Wars (LSU)

    • Percent of people participating, casualties, and COST OF WAR
    • From American Revolution to Gulf War

Statistical Universe (UMich Only)

    • Indexes and abstracts federal government statistics since 1974; business, association and state government data since 1980, and international agencies since 1983
    • Access through the Statistical Sources menu
    • Delimiters include Boolean operators and numerous proximity indicators, frequency, and comparative data (by city, by foreign country, by age, by disease)
      • Sample Search: nuclear weapons and by foreign country
    • About 15% of the abstracts link to full text
    • For items not hot-linked:
      • Write down abstract number (e.g. ASI 1997 9391-7) and bring to the Documents Center for the microfiche version or search Google for an online version

Statistics of Military Manpower (U.S.)

    • Military and civilian personnel by service, rank, sex, and location at various frequency intervals beginning 1950
    • Casualty data by type beginning with the Revolutionary War

UN Peace-Keeping Operations

    • World map identifies current and completed peacekeeping missions since 1948
    • Data for each mission includes a description, dates, military strength, and the name of the primary military observer
    • Separate sections of the web site include fatalities by type and mission, numbers of peacekeeping forces contributed by country, lessons learned from past missions, and the most current annual report
    • Supplemented by maps from the UN Cartographic Section

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Cost Study

    • Comparisons of the Manhattan Project with WWII expenditures
    • Costs of individual weapons systems
    • Charts of nuclear tests
    • Full text of numerous articles
    • Future Years Defense Program Historical Data Base describes various programs, 1962-95 with their total cost

U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey

    • Summary report of European bombing in World War II
    • Report issued September 30, 1945

Vietnam War Casualties (National Archives)

    • Number of U.S. casualties by age at death, service branch, year, country, sex, age, race, religion
    • Data not cross-classified

War Casualties and Prisoners of War (National Archives)

    • Searchable database of casualties and prisoners of war, 1942-1978

World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers (ACDA)

    • Military expenditures, armed forces, GNP, and population for 172 countries, 1984-
    • Arms transfers by supplier and recipient
    • Summary of world military forces and arms transfers for various years, 1961 to present
    • United States policy on arms control and export
    • 1998 is last edition

World Monitor

    • Detailed chronology of international military incidents since 2000

Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (National Counterterrorism Tracking Center)

    • Search by keyword, region, and/or date to obtain a brief description of terrorist incidents around the world since January 1, 2004
    • Data includes fatalities, injuries, and hostages
    • Click on incident for known perpetrators
    • Interactive map also available

http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/stmil.html

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About Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization
The Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) originated eighteen years ago with a small conference held April 26 and 27, 1989, called, “Interactive Networked Simulation for Training”. The original conference attracted approximately 60 people. The group was concerned that there was activity occurring in networked simulation, but that it was occurring in isolation. The group believed that if there were a means to exchange information between companies and groups that the technology would advance more rapidly. The group also believed that once the technology begins to stabilize then there would also be a need for standardization. The technology and the consensus of the community would be captured in the standards as networking or simulation technology matured.

The conferences soon developed into the Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) Workshops and were now focused on creating standards based on the major project SIMNET which was established as the baseline standard from which to move forward. SISO Elections are held once a year to elect Forum PRP members. In late 1996, in light of the development of the High Level Architecture (HLA), the DIS organization transformed itself into a more functional organization called SISO.

A Brief Overview of SISO – what to tell a colleague or potential sponsor about SISO – background, brief history, organization and contact information.

SISO Vision – The updated SISO-ADM-004-2007 defines the essence of the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO), how it conducts itself professionally, and where it wants to go in the future.

2009 SISO Committees and Officers

Simulationist Code of Ethics – adopted by SISO 20 October 2003

IEEE Code of Ethics – adopted by SISO 11 June 2007

M&S Professional Certification Commission – officially recognized, endorsed, and co-sponsored by SISO.

OMB Circular A-119; Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities; Notice – adopted in July 2005 as the SISO definition of “open standard.”

SISO’s Policies and Procedures – SISO’s “Constitution.”

SISO’s Balloted Products Development and Support Process – a step-by-step guide to developing, balloting, and supporting a SISO standard.

Who are SISO members and how do I become a member of SISO?

  • SISO membership exceeds 1400 from 28 countries, including Canada, France, Germany, Ghana, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom,and the USA, representing over 400 organizations.

SISO Elections are held once a year to elect SISO Committee members.

Additional information about SISO can be found in the Policies and Procedures document.

SISO focuses on facilitating simulation interoperability and component reuse across the DoD, other government, and non-government applications and seeks to serve the broad Modeling and Simulation (M&S) community by:

SISO operates as a scientific/educational organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This means that certain donations to SISO are tax-deductible. Learn more about becoming a SISO Sponsor. SISO is also affiliated with several other important M&S organizations.
More Information and Contacts…

For more information on SISO, you can contact SISO Committee members.

Contact SISO at SISO-info@sisostds.org

Or

Van Lowe
SISO Support
Institute for Simulation and Training
3280 Progress Drive
Orlando, Florida 32826
Phone: (407) 882-1348
FAX: (407) 658-5059
vlowe@ist.ucf.edu

SISO comprises three principal interacting entities as shown in the diagram.

  • Executive Committee (EXCOM)
  • Conference Committee (CC)
  • Standards Activity Committee (SAC)

SISO-STD-007-2008, Standard for: Military Scenario Definition Language (MSDL), was approved as a SISO balloted standard on 14 October 2008!

http://www.sisostds.org/index.php?tg=articles&idx=More&article=1&topics=1

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Coalition Battle Management Language TOR

Description Generally, Battle Management Language (BML) is the unambiguous language used to: 1) Command and control forces and equipment conducting military operations and, 2) Provide for situational awareness and a shared, common operational picture. It can be seen as a standard representation of a digitized commander’s intent to be used for real troops, for simulated troops, and for future robotic forces. BML is particularly relevant in a network centric environment for enabling mutual understanding. A prototypical implementation of a Battle Management Language was developed and demonstrated at the beginning of 2003. While the first prototype was U.S. Army centric, an initiative under the Extensible M&S Framework (XMSF) is currently transforming the BML prototype into a Joint and Coalition solution based on open standards. The initial prototype demonstrates a Web enabled or Extensible Battle Management Language (XBML) “extended” by applying the concepts of the XMSF. The end state for XBML will be a methodology for developing standard doctrinal terms and allowing these to be accessed as Web services. In the future Global Information Grid (GIG), each Service could have its own ‘BML’ Web service, linked to a Joint overarching BML. As it is almost impossible to imagine a situation in the future when a single U. S. Service will be unilaterally employed, these efforts must be embedded into international standards. Because future military operations, and a significant amount of training, will be Joint in nature, it is critical that a Joint Service approach be taken to the BML development effort. The same issues that have driven the Army to embark on this program also confront the other Services as they develop both their C4ISR and simulation systems. A Coalition BML, as envisioned by this study group in this proposal, developed and applied by the all Services and by coalition members would not only allow interoperability among their C4ISR systems and simulations, but also among themselves.
Modified 06/22/2004 00:00

PDF File [.pdf] SISO-SG-TOR-CBML-10May04.pdf

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File Library You are viewing: Group File History of Simulation – SISO standards

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http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/summary.htm

Status of Nuclear Weapons States and Their Nuclear Capabilities
(Data as of March 2008)

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United States

Russia

United Kingdom

China

Israel

North
Korea

Total

Weapons

Stockpile

5,400

14,000

~185

348+

~240

~80

~50

~60

<10
~20,373

Operational

4,075

5,192

<160

348

~193

?

?

?

?
~9,968

ICBM

Number

488

430

-

-

26

-

-

-

-
~944

Warheads

764

1,605

-

26

-

-

-

?
~2,395

Type

MM II :
MM III:
MX PK:
0
488
0
SS-18:
SS-19:
SS-24:
SS-25:
SS-27:
SS-27M:
75
100
0
201
48
6

-

DF-5A:
DF-31A:

20
~6c

-

-

-

TD-2: 0

SRBM,
IRBM, MRBM

Number

-

-

-

-

~100

50

<58

<150

- <350

Warheads

-

-

-

-

~100

~50

~10

~35

?
~195
Type

DF-3A:
DF-4:
DF-21:
DF-31:
17
17
55
~6c
Jericho 1:
Jericho 2:

Jericho 3:
0
~50

0
Privith I:
Agni I:
Agni II:
Agni III:
Agni IV:
Danush:
<50
~10
0
0
0
0
Hatf-3:
Hatf-4:
Hatf-5:
Hatf-6:
<50
<50
<50
0

TD-1: 0

SLBM

Number

288

176

48

48

(12)

-

-

-

~572

Warheads

1,728

624

<144

288

(12)

-

-

-

~2,796
Type
0
1,728
0
80
0
64
32
0
M-4:
M-45:
M-51:
0
48
0
0
0d

-

K-15:

0

-

SSBN
14 0
5b
6
(2)b
0b
Redoutable:
Triomphant
:
1
3
Xia (Type 092):
Jin (Type 094):
(1)d
(2)d

-

(ATV: 0)

-

Strategic Bombers

Number

115

79

-

-

~100

-

-

-

~294

Warheads

1,083

884

-

-

Bombs
DH-10 LACM
~20
~15e

-

-

-

~2,002
Type
21
(65)a
94
32
32
15
H-6: 20e

-

-

-

Theater Weapons

Number

325

-

-

-

?

-

-

-

Warheads

500

2,079

-

ASMP

60 Bombs ~20

~30

Bombs

~40

~25

?
~2,754
Type
B61-3/4 bombs: Tomahawk SLCM:
n/a
325
ABM:
SA-10 SAM: Aircraft:
Naval:
100
633
648
698
- M 2000N:
S Etendard:
60
24
H-5:
Q-5
/ others?
0
?e
F-15I ?
F-16
Jaguar
M 2000H
Babur LACM:
F-16
0 Fighter-bombers?
ABM: Anti-Ballistic Missile; ALCM: Air-Launched Cruise Missile; DF: Dong Feng; ICBM: Intercontinental Ballistic Missile; IRBM: Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile; JL: Julang; LACM: Land-Attack Cruise Missile; MRBM: Medium-Range Ballistic Missile; SLBM: Sea-Launched Ballistic Missile; SLCM: Sea-Launched Cruise Missile; SRBM: Short-Range Ballistic Missile; SSBN: Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine; TD: Taepo Dong. a The B-1B bomber is no longer nuclear. It was officially removed from the SIOP in 1997, but retained in a Nuclear Rerole Plan until March 2003, when the Office of the Secretary of Defense directed the Air Force to discontinue the plan. The B-1B is no longer nuclear-capable.
b The first Borey-class SSBN was launched in 2006 and might be entering operations in 2008 with the Bulava SLBM. A total of six Borey SSBNs are planned. Delta IVs are being upgraded to the modified SS-N-23 (Sineva). All but three of the original six Typhoon-class SSBNs have been retired. One has been converted to test launch platform for the SS-N-30 (Bulava) SLCM. The Borey will probably replaced Delta IIIs on a one-for-one basis.
c The Pentagon declared in May 2007 that the DF-31 had achieved “initial threat capability” in 2006.
d The first Jin-class (Type 094) was launched in 2004 and first spotted with commercial satellite images in July 2007. A second Jin-class SSBN has been launched and a third appears to be under construction. U.S. naval intelligence has projected that China might build five SSBNs if it wants to have a more permanent sea-based deterrent, and the DOD 2008 DOD report in March 2008 that Chinese forces by 2010 might include “up to five” Jin-class SSBNs.
e The DOD reported in 2008 that 50-250 DH-10 have been deployed in air- and ground-based versions. Only a portion of the H-6 force, perhaps 30 aircraft, are estimated to have secondary nuclear mission. The H-6 is being modified to carry the DH-10. The Q-5 may no longer be nuclear-capable. There is no reliable information that newer tactical aircraft have been assigned nuclear role.

Sources and Methods

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d The first Jin-class (Type 094) was launched in 2004 and first spotted with commercial satellite images in July 2007. A second Jin-class SSBN has been launched and a third appears to be under construction. U.S. naval intelligence has projected that China might build five SSBNs if it wants to have a more permanent sea-based deterrent, and the DOD 2008 DOD report in March 2008 that Chinese forces by 2010 might include “up to five” Jin-class SSBNs.

d The first Jin-class (Type 094) was launched in 2004 and first spotted with commercial satellite images in July 2007. A second Jin-class SSBN has been launched and a third appears to be under construction. U.S. naval intelligence has projected that China might build five SSBNs if it wants to have a more permanent sea-based deterrent, and the DOD 2008 DOD report in March 2008 that Chinese forces by 2010 might include “up to five” Jin-class SSBNs.

http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/china/dod-2008.pdf

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http://wits.nctc.gov/

Worldwide Incidents Tracking System –

Worldwide Incidents Tracking System is the National Counterterrorism Cneter’s database of terrorist incidents.

According to NCTC definition, terrorism occurs when groups or individuals acting on political motivation deliberately or recklessly attack civilians / non-combatants or their property and the attack does not fall into another special category of political violence, such as crime, rioting, or tribal violence.

http://www.nctc.gov/

National Counterterrorism Center – (NCTC – US)

2008 NCTC Report on Terrorism

2008 NCTC Report on Terrorism Consistent with its statutory mission to serve as the U.S. Government’s knowledge bank on international terrorism, the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) is providing this report and statistical information to assist academics, policy makers and the public in understanding the data. The statistical information included in this report is drawn from the data NCTC maintains on the http://www.nctc.gov website.

This chart provides evacuation distances for various types of bomb threats.

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Research
SISO Partner ACM Special Interest Group for Simulation
Its mission is to promote and disseminate the advancement of the state-of-the-art in simulation and modeling. View the ACM-SISO Memorandum of Agreement. SIGSIM seeks the advancement of the state-of-the-art in simulation and modeling across a broad range of interests.

Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL)
The ADL Initiative is a collaborative effort between government, industry, and academia, to establish a common framework that permits the interoperability of learning tools and content on a global scale. The Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Department of Labor, and the National Guard have established the ADL Co-Lab as a forum for cooperative research, development and assessment of new learning technology prototypes, guidelines, and specifications. After extensive cooperation with the IMS, IEEE, and AICC, the ADL Co-Lab released version 1.0 of the Sharable Courseware Object Model (SCORM) in January of 2000. Over the past twelve months, the ADL Co-Lab has conducted several “PlugFest” events with industry, academia, the military, and international standards groups, to assess the viability of the initial SCORM specification. This series of PlugFest events provided ADL partners with the opportunity to synchronize the evolution and convergence of commercial authoring tools, learning management systems, and web-based courses with the emerging open-architecture specification.

SISO Sponsor BBN Technologies
For over 50 years, the BBN name has been synonymous with technological innovation. Since implementing and operating the ARPANET, the forerunner of today’s Internet, BBN achieved a number of networking firsts: the first packet switch, the first router, and the first person-to-person network email. BBN also designed, built, and operated the Defense Data Network. BBN built the ARPANET and SIMNET when most people believed they would be impossible. This tradition continues in BBN’s determined, rigorous, can-do approach to solving problems. BBN’s customers receive not just theoretical solutions, but real, practical solutions that work.

SISO Sponsor Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz·Allen Hamilton is a global management and technology consulting firm that provides strategy, systems, operations, and technology services to clients on six continents through two business sectors—the Worldwide Commercial Business and the Worldwide Technology Business. Our Commercial Business clients are primarily major international corporations whereas our Technology Business serves government clients both in the United States and abroad.

SISO Sponsor CACI
Since 1962, CACI has been a leading provider of Modeling & Simulation (M&S) solutions in Defense Modeling, Transportation Modeling, Supply Chain Simulation, Business Process Modeling, and general purpose solutions.
Our products are used by over 6,000 users worldwide. Our Consulting and Technical Services staff develops simulation solutions to help clients solve complex, dynamic problems by application of constructive, virtual, and live simulation disciplines to problems spanning training, analytic,and acquisition challenges. Although specializing in discrete event and real time simulation, CACI also applies artificial intelligence,statistical, and heuristic process modeling approaches to appropriate problems involving human and organizational behaviors. CACI is truly a one stop shopping center for all M&S applications.

SISO Sponsor Cybernet
Cybernet Systems Corporation is an American Research and Development company that develops technology and commercializes products that combine software intelligence, distributed simulation and training, network connectivity, robotics, and man-machine interaction. For over 14 years Cybernet has made significant contributions to the health, productivity, and security of America and the world. Our goal is to develop leading edge information-driven technology and incubate innovative products for the commercial and defense industries.

Defense & Aerospace Conferences
Defense conferences, workshops and seminars.

Defense & Aerospace Portal
Defense daily news, tenders, contracts and program updates.

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA)
Focused on primary research and development program for the maturing of the technologies of advanced Distributed Simulation (ADS). The primary mission of the ASTT program is to work in concert with the Joint Simulation System (JSIMS) program to mature the technologies of the Synthetic Theater of War (STOW) program to a point were they can be transferred to the JSIMS program for use in meeting its Initial Operating Capability (IOC) through Full Operational Capability (FOC) technical goals. Follow the links to the simulation pages under the Information Systems Office (ISO).

DIS-Java-VRML Working Group
The Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) enables platform-independent interactive three-dimensional (3D) graphics across the Internet, and can be used to compose sophisticated 3D virtual environments. The DIS-Java-VRML Working Group is developing a free software library, written in Java and interoperable with both DIS and VRML.

Dynamics Research Corporation
Located in Orlando provides simulation engineering support services.

Dynetics
As the architect and developer of the Joint Modeling and Simulation System (JMASS) for the US Department of Defense, Dynetics has unmatched expertise in the development of complex modeling and simulation solutions. Our suite of models and tools, for analysts and developers, represent the state-of-the-art in analytic- and engineering-level analysis of weapon systems. Dynetics currently employs more than 600 skilled engineers, scientists, computer programmers, technical analysts, and support professionals. As an employee-owned company, we give our employees challenging work, encourage them to think freely, provide them the resources they need, and create a supportive work environment. Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, we have offices in Washington, DC (Crystal City); Charlottesville, Virginia; Dayton, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Fort Walton Beach, Florida; San Antonio, Texas; and White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

ESA-TOS
ESA-TOS is the EUROPEAN SPACE RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRE. Visit the web site to find information regarding; *ESTEC Technical Information *ESTEC Site information *ESA Project/Programme Activity Link now on ESTEC home page * Events and conferences organized by ESA Link now on ESTEC home page.

GRC International
GRCI is a leading provider of management and technology-based consulting services to a national clientele in the government and commercial sectors. Employing a consultative methodology, GRCI combines its expertise in technology, management, and engineering disciplines with its diverse functional knowledge to help its customers resolve their most complex problems and issues, and improve their own products, services and processes. An experienced and capable management team leads GRCI’s 1,400 highly skilled employees who are nationally recognized for their timeliness and the quality of their work.

IEEE Standards BBS
The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is the newly founded 21st century organization under which all IEEE Standards Activities and programs will be carried out.

Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest technical professional society. The technical objectives of the IEEE focus on advancing the theory and practice of electrical, electronics and computer engineering and communications.

SISO Sponsor Institute for Simulation & Training
The Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) is expanding the power of new technologies to benefit a diverse range of computer-based simulation applications. Already these applications are changing the way we communicate, teach, train and entertain. A research unit of the University of Central Florida, IST is internationally recognized for its role in advancing simulation technology. The institute’s highly qualified research and support personnel are working to increase our understanding of simulation’s role in training and education and to develop the enabling technologies for future simulation advances.

SISO Partner ITEA: International Test & Evaluation Association
The International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA) is a professional association, chartered in Washington, D.C. as an educationally oriented, not-for-profit, technical society who’s mission is to: Assist in the exchange of information in the field of test and evaluation; Conduct professional events on T&E technology and management; Publish information concerning testing and evaluation; Recognize contributions to the field of test and evaluation; Provide scholarships to support students at colleges and universities. For upcoming events please visit the ITEA website at http://www.itea.org/events. View the ITEA Memorandum of Agreement.

SISO Partner ITEC
ITEC is the leading event for users, providers, manufacturers, academics and designers of equipment, services and simulation to meet and present new ideas on training and education to an international audience.

SISO Sponsor ITT Industries
ITT Industries designed and developed a nuclear, chemical, biological, and radiological (NCBR) modeling and simulation toolset in support of a consortium of US Government organizations. At the heart of the toolset are a distributed simulation-compliant weapons of mass destruction (WMD) environment server, the NCBR, and an array of sensor (CB Dial-a-SensorTM) and messaging system simulations representing both fielded and prototype systems that the Services have developed to operate in the WMD environment. The toolset is complemented by a chemical and biological extension to the Army’s OneSAF code. The DoD uses this toolset to support the research, development, and acquisition and training of nuclear, chemical, biological, and radiological defense systems. The tools serve as the basis for hardware mock-up training systems and virtual testing with live systems. ITT is a leader in simulation standards development, with an elected positions on the SISO Executive Committee several SISO technical fora. ITT serves SEDRIS Environmental Data Coding Standard Product Development Group and Realtime Platform Reference Federation Object Model Product Development Group. ITT complements its simulation activities with a robust understanding of, and extensive experience with, first-principles physics models and chemical and biological hazard detection system development. For more information on these activities, please refer to http://www.aes.itt.com.

Joint Simulation Joint Program Office/JSIMS Enter
The purpose of the Joint Simulation System (JSIMS) is to provide a readily available, operationally valid, synthetic environment for the Commanders in Chief (CINCs), their components/commands, other Joint organizations, and the Services in order to conduct…

SISO Sponsor Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin is a customer focused, global enterprise principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products, and services for government and commercial customers. Lockheed Martin operates in the same context as its customers and is deeply involved in solving the problems and meeting the demands and expectations of its customers. Moreover, it leads the way in showing customers new systems-based possibilities and opportunities. The Corporation’s core business areas are aeronautics, electronic systems, information & technology services, integrated systems & solutions, and space systems. Lockheed Martin’s vision is to be the world’s best systems integrator in aerospace, defense and technology services; to be the company our nation and its allies trust most to integrate their largest, most complex, most important advanced technology systems. Our goal is to provide the best value to our customers, growth opportunities to our employees, and superior returns to our stockholders. Lockheed Martin had 2003 sales of $32 billion and employs approximately 130,000 people.

M&S Web Links Directory
The Master M&S Web Links Document. Also available in HTML.

Master Environmental Library (MEL)
An internet based environmental data discovery and retrieval system. It is the DoD’s “one-stop environmental shop”.

SISO Partner Military Operations Research Society (MORS)
To Enhance the Quality and Usefulness of Military Operations Research, The Society Endeavors To-

  • Understand and encourage responsiveness to the needs of the user of military operations research.
  • Provide opportunities for professional interchange.
  • Educate members on new techniques and approaches to analysis.
  • Provide peer critique of analyses.
  • Inform and advise decision makers on the potential use of military operations research.
  • Encourage conduct consistent with high professional and ethical standards.
  • Recognize outstanding contributions to military operations research.
  • Assist in the accession and development of career analysts.
  • Strive for a membership which is representative of the military operations research community.
  • Preserve the heritage of military operations research.
  • Preserve the role of MORS as a leader in the analytical community.
  • Encourage the use of operations research in support of current military operations.

Navy Modeling and Simulation and Information System
The NAVMSMO Web site serves as a central repository for collecting, maintaining, and distributing information on Navy Modeling and Simulation (M&S) to Navy program managers, engineers, model builders, and others in the M&S community.

Object Model Data Dictionary
For building HLA FOMs and SOMs including HLA-compatible enumerations, Electronic Warfare models and simulations, and Conceptual Modeling of the Mission Space (CMMS) support to DMSO.

SISO Sponsor Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI)
PEO STRI provides products and services that support U.S. Army soldiers all over the world. The PEO’s mission is to provide life cycle management of interoperable training, testing and simulation solutions for soldier readiness and the defense community. Working with other Army and Department of Defense organizations, industry and academia, PEO STRI will take advantage of technologies that prepare our soldiers for the missions they face on the battlefield. At PEO STRI we put the power of simulation into the hands of our warfighters.

Real World Database Creation
Video realistic tactical battlefield data base generation and real time perspective view play back engine projects for live virual interactions.

SISO Sponsor SAIC
The largest employee-owned research and engineering company in the country, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) offers a wide range of products and services in the areas of modeling, simulation and training as part of its national security business area. SAIC’s expertise spans all aspects of hardware and software development, as well as system-level integration and product testing. SAIC’s experience encompasses live, virtual, and constructive simulation across all domains: training, testing, acquisition and advanced concepts experimentation. SAIC engineers and scientists work across a broad spectrum of technology, from applied research through complete system solutions, and provide industry leadership in the focused areas of distributed simulation, simulation interoperability, robotics, computer generated forces/semi-automated forces (CGF/SAF), web-based integrated development and tool environments, and simulation database development. SAIC is proud of its long-standing partnership with SISO, and remains a strong supporter of SISO’s efforts to advance and formalize simulation interoperability standards. For more information about SAIC capabilities and employment opportunities, visit our web site at http://www.saic.com.

Sandia National Laboratories
An initiative of Defense Programs at the U.S. Department of Energy to shift promptly from nuclear test-based methods to compute-based methods.

SEDRIS
SEDRIS provides a standardized interchange method for synthetic environment databases.

SIAA
The Simulation Industry Association of Australia (SIAA) has been formed to provide a focus and a forum for those involved with simulation technology in Australia, to allow for discussion and distribution of information, and to further advance the research, development and use of simulation technologies and practices in Australian society, industry, academia and government.

SimTecT
SimTecT is the annual Simulation Technology and Training Conference held by the SIAA. Since its inception in 1996, SimTecT has grown to become Australia’s premier simulation conference for industry, government and academia.

SMi Conferences
International defense conferences on a range of simulation based topics. Especially strong on C4I, HLA, SBA, future air platforms and battlefield digitization.

SNL Projects
Our primary goal is to participate in building a virtual enterprise–an OBinformation-based, distributed business environment–for the Department of Energy programs. Whenever possible, we team with industry, universities, and other national laboratories.

Soar Technology, Inc.
Soar Technology, Inc., specializes in creating intelligent, autonomous entities that generate high-fidelity, human-like behavior for simulation environments. This technology has been extensively proven in seven years of advanced demonstrations and operational military exercises such as STOW-E, CT-1 through CT-4, STOW ’97, STOW ’98, Roadrunner’98, Coyote ’98 and J9901.

SISO Partner Society for Computer Simulation International (SCS)
The international, multidisciplinary forum dedicated to research, development and applications of simulation. View the SISO-SCS Memorandum of Agreement.

The Defense Portal
International defense news, project updates, tedners, contract awards, policy statements, speeches, market reports and other resources for the defense community.

The Tolly Group
The Tolly Group enjoys a unique position in the networking industry. As the premier independent test lab, it has worked with virtually every major vendor and evaluated the most important products and technologies to appear over the past decade. And in many cases, The Tolly Group has tested these solutions not once but many times, tracking products as they evolve and markets as they mature.

TRADOC Analysis Center (TRAC)
Providing Relevant, Credible Analysis for Army Decision Makers: From its headquarters at Fort Leavenworth TRAC provides the U.S. Army and its Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) with centralized command and leadership of analysis of all combat, training, and doctrinal developments. The TRAC web site is also home to the Analyst Proponency Office homepage and the TACWAR homepage.

SISO Sponsor

SISO Sponsor Virtual Technology Corporation (VTC)
Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a global leader in designing, developing, integrating and testing large-scale distributed simulation systems. VTC provides simulations, communication infrastructure software, planning and analysis tools and visualization tools for real-time distributed simulation environments to evaluate weapon system effectiveness, training and analysis. To meet the fast-paced, dynamic nature of our customers’ requirements, VTC utilizes the latest standards and technologies in M&S, Visualization, Distributed Computing, Parallel Computing, Object-Oriented Technologies, Graphical User Interfaces and Networking. Our tool suite, Virtual ImpactTM, displays our expertise in federation execution, performance monitoring, and data collection and analysis. It is the result of a dedicated R&D effort to provide unsurpassed planning, monitoring and analysis capabilities to the simulation community. VTC’s technology is based on DoD and industry simulation standards and provides interoperability among disparate systems. Since 1994, VTC has been developing and applying emerging technologies to solve real-world, mission-critical requirements, while providing a challenging work environment that attracts the best and brightest engineers. It has always been VTC’s mission to provide unsurpassed innovation to our customers and clients. As active participants in the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program, VTC has developed 2 new commercial products and has a third in the pre-commercialization phase.

Virtuality Group of TNO Physics and Electronics La
The Virtuality Group TNO is committed to making virtuality applicable. The group is part of TNO Physics and Electronics Laboratory and is the competence centre with state-of-the-art technologies, knowledge, and means.

Visidyne Inc.
A science-based R&D company providing advanced simulation and visualization products for the M&S Community. Our website provides an overview of Visidyne’s capabilities, including information about CloudScape® VR – commercial software for visualizing natural clouds and disturbed environments resulting from weapon detonations.

VIS-SIM.ORG
VIS-SIM.ORG is a one-stop online resource for the Visual Simulation community, featuring a searchable Resource Database, easy-to-use Discussion Forums, and much more. VIS-SIM.org is a non-commercial venture designed specifically to support the Visual Simulation industry.

Virtual Reality Interactive 3D Visualization Simulation (VREfresh)
The VREfresh electronic newsletter is published in support of the advanced interactive publishing research and development projects throughout Europe, run under the European Commission’s Information Society Technologies (IST) Programme.

WebSim Partnership
The goal of the WebSim Partnership, co-sponsored by SISO, is to encourage the development and application of open standards and conceptual guidelines that will enable the M&S community to leverage this new style of architecture and to integrate their products into systems with a broader scope. View the WebSim draft charter.
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