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Suggested Citation:"Appendix E Acronyms." National Research Council. 2006. Defense Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis: Meeting the Challenge. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11726.
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ACT Allied Command Transformation

ACTD Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration

BCNPS BattleSpace Communications Network Planner and Simulator

CAS complex adaptive system

CASTFOREM Combined Arms and Support Task Force Evaluation

CBP capabilities-based planning

COA course of action

COTS commercial off-the-shelf

DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DDDAS Dynamic Data-Driven Application System

DEVS discrete event specification

DIME diplomatic, intelligence, military, and economic

DMSO Defense Modeling and Simulation Office, now called the Modeling and Simulation Coordination Office (M&SCO)

DNA Defense Nuclear Agency; dynamic network analysis

DoD Department of Defense

EADSIM Extended Air Defense Simulation

EBO effects-based operations

EBP effects-based planning

EMAST End-to-End Modeling and Simulation Testbed

FAR flexible, adaptive, and robust

FCRT Future Capabilities, Research, and Technology

FP fictitious play

GAO General Accounting Office

HLA High-Level Architecture

ICCRTS International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium

IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

ISAAC Irreducible Semi-Autonomous Adaptive Combat Model

ITAR International Traffic in Arms Regulations

JICM Joint Integrated Contingency Model

JSAF Joint Semi-Automated Forces

JSIMS Joint Simulation System

JTF Joint Task Force

JTIDS Joint Tactical Information Distribution System

JTRC Joint Total Relevant Cost

JWARS Joint Warfare System

M&S modeling and simulation

M&SCO Modeling and Simulation Coordination Office (formerly DMSO)

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E Acronyms." National Research Council. 2006. Defense Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis: Meeting the Challenge. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11726.
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MDA Model-Driven Architecture

MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MMOG massively multiplayer online game

MORS Military Operations Research Society

MOVES Modeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation

MPARS Multifunction Phased Array System

MRM multiresolution model

MS&A modeling, simulation, and analysis

MSIAC Modeling and Simulation Information Analysis Center

MSRR Modeling and Simulation Resource Repository

NAS National Academy of Sciences

NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NCO network-centric operations

NCW network-centric warfare

NETWARS network warfare simulation

NRC National Research Council

NSF National Science Foundation

NSS Navy Simulation System

OEF Operation Enduring Freedom

OFT Office of Force Transformation

OIF Operation Iraqi Freedom

PCAS preconflict anticipation shaping

PMESII political, military, economic, social, infrastructure, and information

PSYOPS psychological operations

QDR Quadrennial Defense Review

R&D research and development

R&S reconstruction and stabilization

RAID real-time adversarial intelligence and decision making

RDT&E research, development, technology, and engineering

ROI return on investment

RSAS RAND Strategy Assessment System

SBIR Small Business Innovative Research

SEU subjected expected utility

SNA social network analysis

SOA service-oriented architecture

SoS system of systems

STTR Small Business Technology Transfer

SysML Systems Modeling Language

TACWAR Tactical Warfare Model

TENA Test and Training Enabling Architecture

UARC university-affiliated research center

UAV unmanned air vehicle

UGV unmanned ground vehicle

UML Unified Modeling Language

USAF United States Air Force

USC ICT University of Southern California, Institute for Creative Technologies

UxV unmanned (air or ground) vehicle

VAST virtual at-sea training

VIC vector in commander

VV&A verification, validation, and accreditation

WOL Web Ontology Language

XMSF Extensible Modeling and Simulation Framework

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