Simulation-Based Command and Control Applications in a Service-Oriented, Cloud Computing Environment

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Modeling and Simulation (M&S) technologies have matured suitably to provide real time tactical utility to warfighting Command and Control (C2) computer system users, but C2 systems adoption of M&S in their native applications has been slow for design, acceptance, computing and procurement reasons. While extensive work has been done with simulation based planning, execution monitoring, logistics, visualization, data fusion, intelligence analysis, training, and hazard prediction these simulation-based applications generally have at best been linked to C2 systems, and usually exist as standalone systems. This separation from active C2 system databases and networks has kept them out of the tactical, time sensitive environment. Another consideration is the lack of locally available computing power in the austere tactical environment.