Confirmed Speaker and Agenda Items

The Honorable Robert O. Work, Distinguished Senior Fellow for Defense and National Security, CNAS; Owner, TeamWork, LLC. Link to bio.

TUTORIALS:
Participation in the Workshop, allows you to attend Monday tutorials at no charge.

  • STORM Overview, Mr. Tim Stacy, A9
  • JICM Overview, Mr. Ron Trees and Ms. Jennifer Kavanagh, RAND
  • Wargaming for Campaign Analysis, LTC Geoff Keillor, CAA
  • Modeling Cyber Effects in Campaign Analysis, MAJ McCarthy, CAA
  • Application of Data Analytics to Campaign Analysis, Mr. Shane Brucker, A9

WORKING GROUPS:

  • WG 1: Campaign Analysis in DoD and Industry
  • WG 2: Inputs to Campaign Analysis
  • WG 3: The Fidelity vs. Responsiveness Tradeoff in Campaign Analysis
  • WG 4: Representing New Technologies and Capabilities in Campaign Analysis
  • WG 5: Applying Computer Technology Advances to Campaign Analysis
  • WG 6: Relationship of Campaign Analysis to Wargaming and Experimentation

Workshop Overview

Terms of Reference document as of 10 September.

Objective; to update the community on advances in campaign analytics and to foster collaboration on enhancing the tools, techniques, and procedures used by the national security community to inform joint strategic and operational decisions. This includes (1) exploring opportunities to make campaign analysis more agile, relevant, and responsive, (2) credibly incorporating non-kinetic effects, such as cyber-attacks and information warfare, across the physical domains, (3) addressing challenges to workforce development and continual education, (4) integrating advances in high performance computing and computational methods, and (5) leveraging capabilities used by practitioners in other analytic disciplines. 
 

Scope
The Advancing Campaign Analytics special meeting encompasses operations analysis and computational tools, techniques, and associated architectures that support quantitative analysis of operational plans developed in the deliberate planning process, joint force net assessments, and programmatic decisions made within the Department of Defense.   Additionally, this special meeting will explore opportunities to further the state-of-the-practice.  For example, current modeling techniques are well suited to examine traditional forms of kinetic warfare. However, credibly incorporating non-kinetic effects such as offensive cyber operations remains elusive.  In addition, innovations in computational speed, network architectures, and data analytics suggest opportunities to substantially reduce the time and cost of campaign analysis studies, reveal insights that were previously difficult for analysts to detect, and improve the testing and vetting of the study.  Consequently, the resulting recommendations, insights, and risk assessments will be more useful to leadership.

The discussions will focus on the following five broad topic areas and under lying subjects. 

  • Representing emergent warfighting capabilities
    • Cyber
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Autonomous systems
    • Electromagnetic maneuver warfare
    • Influence operations
  • Advances in computational capabilities
    • Innovative design of experiments
    • Advanced data analytics and post-processing tools 
    • Increases in computing power
    • New model architectures
    • Utilization of advanced algorithms
  • Relationship to other analytic tools
    • Wargaming
    • Physics level, mission level, and engagement level models
    • Data visualization
    • Red CONOPS development
  • Warfare modeling
    • Increasing responsiveness
    • Simple vs. complex modeling
    • Verification, validation, and accreditation (VV&A)
    • Determination of limits of sensitivity analyses (before CONOPS changes are necessary)
    • Project management strategies
  • Workforce development and training
    • In-residence education opportunities
    • Continuing education
    • Certificate programs
    • Career management
    • Community management

Clearance Submission

DoD Contractors, U.S. Government and Military Participants:
Security Office can send your visit and clearance information through the DoD Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS).   You will need to provide IDA’s Security Management Office (SMO) Code 7A2934 and use Joseph Adams as the point of contact.

Non-DoD Participants/Non-JPAS Users:
Security Office can FAX your visit and clearance information via a Visit Authorization Letter (VAL) to 703-845-2588. 

To confirm receipt of clearance information, call (703) 845-2000 or (703) 845-6900.

U.S. Federal Govt.  
MORS Sponsor

Member

$450

U.S. Federal Govt. 
MORS Sponsor 

Non-Member 

$550  

U.S. Federal Govt.

Member

$500

U.S. Federal Govt.

Non-Member

$600

IDA Employees Only*   

Member

$523

IDA Employees Only*

Non-Member

$618

All Others

Member

$550

All Others

Non-Member

$650


* IDA Employees, please contact Ms. Tina Yan, tina.yan@mors.org, to register.

Lodging

Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22311

Reservations link:https://book.passkey.com/go/MORSCM19 
Room Rate: $181 (per diem)
Deadline to Reserve: 19 October 2019 
Parking: Daily parking rates range from $15 to $20. Overnight parking is discounted to $20 and tickets will be distributed onsite. 

Contacts

Event: 
Ms. Liz Marriott, liz.marriott@mors.org or (703) 933-9071

Lodging:
Ms. Shelbie Jenkins, shelbie.jenkins@mors.org or (703) 933-9072

Registration: 
Ms. Tina Yan, tina.yan@mors.org or (703) 933-9076

Security: 
Ms. Taniesha Sims, taniesha.sims@mors.org or (703) 933-9073