SimIS Inc has developed an innovative approach that couples vast operational experience in cognitive systems engineering to create robust, open standards based modeling and simulation capabilities, providing a suite of executable models and simulation capabilities.
Executable Architecture is an architecture that contains executable models, (i.e. software-based simulations) an analyst can execute to evaluate performance in different situations or scenarios. Executable Architectures are used to validate that the architecturally significant requirements are correctly implemented.
Live training exercises, while valuable, are often very expensive to organize and conduct. The limitations of live exercises could be overcome through the use of integrated modular simulations that model the major phenomena and incident response operations associated with a disaster. This technology could help to prepare for a more diverse range of scenarios than live exercises while supporting individual, team, or multi-organizational planning and training needs at lower cost.
Distributed Simulation will be an absolute must to support preparations for disaster incident management and emergency response operations.
The simulation of an operational processes is of significant importance to any organization in order to find area of low productivity and bottlenecks, which in return provides an opportunity for improvement, streamlining, and cost reduction. The simulation of military operational processes is even more important, in that it provides decision makers with the capability to view alternative concepts of operations and command and control design architectures such as: workflow, communications, information exchange, personnel and equipment resource allocation prior to time critical events and missions.
Process Simulation allows analysts and decision makers to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the current organization, staff processes, and resource allocation. The value of process simulation is the ability to modify parameters and test alternative operational processes and architectures which enables decision makers to improve and alter future processes.
Process Simulation also develops and integrates transformational Net-Enabled Command Capability (NECC) processes and workflows analysis and assumptions. The NECC is the Department of Defense (DoD) C2 program to integrate existing and emerging C2 capabilities into a net-centric, enterprise-based, interoperable, joint architecture, to deliver integrated applications and databases to support the National Military Command System, Joint Force Commanders (JFC), Service/Functional components, and unit level commanders’ decision making processes.
Dynamic Process Modeling
Dynamic Process Modeling (DPM) takes process modeling to the next level by adding the simple element of execution. Applying executable architectures can support operational environments utilizing an open standards based solution and federal communities with measurable & repeatable environments. Also, environments of training, experimentation, and operational events can be virtually reproduced and evaluated.
By adjusting or changing the flows of activities, we can, in effect, adjust doctrine or TTP and see the effects on mission performance using a simulation environment that is linked to process and communication models. By applying simulation to operational processes, the federal government can reduce time and costs by testing certain aspects of a system’s performance within the simulation environment prior to spending the resources to physically build the capability. When used as an approved surrogate for a live operational test environment, such a simulation offers the test community opportunities for greatly increased flexibility and significantly decreased cost and complexity.
The SimIS, Inc. – EA Team
SimIS employs experienced Certified Enterprise Architects who bring expertise and certifications in multiple architecture frameworks (i.e., DoDAF and EA3). SimIS architects have demonstrated their proficiency, providing over 50 diverse Marine Corps systems, programs, and projects with EA support and expertise. We work with our customers to elicit requirements in order to provide Service specific and multi-service operational integration via solution architecture models and data development.
Our EA Team includes former Army, Navy and Marine Corps Officers who are experienced and well-versed in architecture development and proficient in using architecture development tools (i.e., IBM’s Rational System Architect). We are trained and experienced in data modeling, and have both DoD and Federal Government EA Experience. With a proven ability to deliver high quality enterprise architecture support, our team strives to find better, more effective ways to analyze, design, and implement solutions that support the business capability of an organization.