wargaming

September 21, 2017
By Maryann Lawlor
Operation Overmatch pits innovation against reality in a virtual environment.

The U.S. Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) and Army Game Studio are introducing an online multiplayer game that enables soldiers to help design the future battlespace. Called Operation Overmatch, the technology allows warfighters, research personnel and leaders to configure future concepts of vehicles and equipment, execute missions and complete objectives in a virtual complex environment.

Operation Overmatch was created with the help of Early Synthetic Prototyping (ESP), a process and set of tools that facilitates the radical transformation of development and acquisition decisions by designing and assessing emerging technology in a game environment.

April 17, 2017
 
The Defense Advanced Research Projects is seeking information on advanced war gaming and modeling and simulation concepts.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office is requesting information on scalable, interactive gaming or war gaming approaches simultaneously spanning a large number of space and time scales with the goal of assessing a wide range of possible competitive outcomes and strategies using a range of human decision-making strategies.

January 1, 2017
By Sandra Jontz
Airmen from the New York Air National Guard’s 152nd Air Operations Group participate in Virtual Flag, a computer war game held in February 2015. The computer hookup let war planners interact with other Air Force units around the United States and in Europe.

War gaming across the U.S. Defense Department has been wasting away over the past few years, atrophied because of rapid technological changes and constrained defense spending, department officials say.

August 17, 2011
By George Seffers

MEI Technologies Incorporated, Houston, Texas, is being awarded a cost-reimbursable and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract worth about $7 million to provide research and development for war gaming efforts to include development of weapon simulators, environments, and coordination of large, multi-agency war games in support of advancing the state of the art in technology development and advancement of war gaming scenarios. In addition, all necessary materials to include any hardware, facilities, supplies, travel, labor, supplies, and services to perform war gaming. Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity.