Management of Army Models and Simulations
This rapid action revision dated 1 February 2005–
o Introduces the Simulation and Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements and Training (SMART) concept (para 1-5.c).
o Identifies SMART as an element of modeling and simulation management and a key enabler of Army Transformation (para 2-2.e).
o Designates the Army Model and Simulation Executive Council as the SMART proponent (para 2-5.m).
o Assigns the Army Model and Simulation Office responsibility for publishing new Department of the Army pamphlet 5-12, Simulation Support Planning and Plans (para 2-6.o).
o Assigns the Army Model and Simulation Office responsibility for publishing and implementing the SMART Execution Plan (para 2-6.p).
o Assigns the Army Model and Simulation Office responsibility for publishing the Simulation and Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements and Training Planning Guidelines (para 2-6.q).
o Revises the requirement to develop Simulation Support Plans (para 3-5).
o Revises the requirement to document Verification, Validation, and Accreditation activities in simulation support plans (para 5-1.g).
o Cancels and subsumes SARD-DO Policy Memo, “Modeling and Simulation Support of the Army Acquisition Process”, dated 20 September 1996.
This revision dated 10 July 1997–
o Lists responsibilities of Army Senior Management for Models and Simulations (M&S) (para 1-5).
o Designates the Army Model and Simulation Office (AMSO) as the Army central management office for M&S (para 2-1).
o Provides new elements of M&S management (para 2-2).
o Designates the Deputy Under Secretary of the Army for Operations Research (DUSA(OR)) as M&S policy proponent within the Army (para 2-3a).
o Designates the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans(DCSOPS) as the planning and prioritization proponent within the Army (para 2-3b(2)).
o Designates the AMSO Technical Advisor to coordinate the Army’s Model and Simulation Technology Review (para 2-3c(2)).
o Designates the Army Model and Simulation (AMS) General Officer Steering Committee (AMS GOSC) as final adjudicator of M&S issues (para 2-4).
o Reorganizes the role of the Army Model and Simulation Executive Council (AMSEC) and the supporting working groups (para 2-5).
o Provides new responsibilities and more detailed duties to the AMSO (para 2-6).
o Introduces the role of Domain Managers in the execution of M&S management (para 2-7).
o Prescribes new goals of the Army Model and Simulation Management Program (AMSMP) (para 4-1).
o Reconfigures management of the Army Model Improvement Program (AMIP) (para 4-2).
o Describes the roles of the Army Model Improvement Program (AMIP) and the Simulation Technology (SIMTECH) Program in the AMSMP Program (para 4-2).
o Provides policy changes for M&S program planning and management (para 4-3).
o Delineates status reporting through ’The Army Model and Simulation Standards Report’ (para 4-4).
o Describes funding policy for AMIP and SIMTECH programs (para 4-5).
o Prescribes role of Domain Managers in requirements determination (para 2-7).
o References DOD interoperability policy, architecture, and framework (para 3-3).
o Prescribes cataloguing of Army M&S (para 3-5).
o Describes Legacy M&S (para 5-1c).
o Describes new Verification & Validation (V&V) requirements for certain M&S (para 5-1e).
o States that Army is final authority for validation of representations of its own assets (para 5-1h).
o Describes interaction between Army and DOD M&S policies (para 5-3j).
o Delineates role of TRADOC Analysis Center (TRAC) as Army V&V process proponent for Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) (para 5-2c(4)).
o Provides expanded detail on documentation of the V&V process (para 5-4).
o Prescribes conditions under which reaccreditation is required (para 5-5).
o Prescribes provision of M&S resources for VV&A in acquisition strategies (para 5-6).
o Provides a role for commercial standards in configuration management (6-2).
o Provides for use of DODD 8320 series in management of M&S (para 7-1).
o Provides information on role of the Defense Data Repository System (DDRS) and DODD 8320.1-M in data management. Describes role of AMSO in this process (para 7-3c).
o Provides revised procedures for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) (para 8-8).
o Provides revised procedures for transfer of M&S to foreign governments through other than FMS (para 8-9).