SAIC Signs Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with USJFCOM(SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, VA) -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has signed a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) to work together to research and develop entity-based modeling and simulation tools that will help prepare the warfighter for challenges in urban and complex environments.
The CRADA will allow USJFCOM and SAIC to share materials, such as lab space, hardware and software, as well as personnel resources and the experience that the staff of each organization brings to bear on the project. Initial research and development testing will focus on efforts to counter emergent urban threats, but the parties plan to expand the scope of the CRADA to address the full spectrum of challenges that the joint warfighter faces.
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"We are excited about leveraging USJFCOM concept development and experimentation capabilities with SAIC's background in Army entity-based simulation and future behavior-based capability improvements to solve important and complex warfighter challenges," said Dick Carter, USJFCOM principal investigator and Joint Urban Operations Office science and technology advisor.
"We will investigate using simulations with seminar wargaming to evaluate operational concepts in complex terrain," said Josh Jackson, SAIC's principal investigator in the CRADA.
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Source : Science Applications International Corporation