Analytic Support to Contingency/Named Operations

A MORS Assessments Special Session
22-26 January 2018
MacDill Air Force Base
Tampa, FL

The purpose of this mini-symposium is the advance the state of assessments—theory, doctrine and practice across the strategic, operational and tactical levels.  Currently, our doctrine lacks specific guidance to assist assessment teams in building and conducting good assessments. Our community currently has no widely available education or training to proliferate and extend the experiences and best practices learned by those who have experience in the field.  This mini-symposium will build on the knowledge from recent experiences across the Joint Force and the MORS Assessment workshop held in 2012. Knowledge share from this session will be used to produce a MORS handbook on assessments.

The chairs for this are Ms. Patrica Hickman, USAF A9 and LTC Marvin King, TRADOC.

The session will consist of ten working groups and four practical exercise sessions.

Working Group 1: Assessment Education, Training, and Doctrine                

Working Group 2: National Strategic Assessment

Working Group 3: Strategic Assessment (Joint Staff and CCMDs) 

Working Group 4: Programmatic and Country-Level Assessments                

Working Group 5: Assessment Frameworks and Staff Implementation                      

Working Group 6: Operations Assessment (Deployed Commands, Service Components and JTFs)     

Working Group 7: Data Visualization         

Working Group 8: Intel and Predictive Analysis                   

Working Group 9: Polling Methods and Tools                     

Working Group 10: Data Collection, Metrics, Measures, and Databases

Practical Exercise 1: Strategic Questions

Practical Exercise 2: Standards Based Assessments

Practical Exercise 3: Theory of Change

Practical Exercise 4: Written Assessments         


While much work has been done, much more remains. We invite you to join us in in building a stronger, more vibrant assessment community to together we can better help our commanders and leaders answer questions regarding progress being made against the plan, decisions needing to be made, and the risks associated with both current status and future decisions.

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