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Complex Operational and Organizational Problems


Dr. Dean S. Hartley III

This page begins the description of several different projects and provides connections to the details. As the map below shows, some of the pages are extensively cross-connected. The map is provided to reduce the impact of the complexity. When you mouse over the pages (rectangles) in the figure below, you will see the ones that permit direct links to the named pages. This page is the "Projects" page and, naturally, doesn't need a link.

More than forty projects are described briefly on this page. More than thirty of these are linked to more extensive descriptions (the boxes that are connected directly to "Projects" in the map). The page describing the requirements for analytical tools to support Operations Other Than War (OOTW) provides the link to several other pages, which provide a partial description of the actual project results.

Figure 1. Sitemap


Topic List

Keyword Shortcuts

Analysis of messy data

Battle Command

Chemical kinetics

Code of Best Practice (COBP)

Collaborative computing

Command and Control (C2)

Command, Control Communications and Intelligence (C3I)

Command, Control Communications, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C3ISR)

Computer color matching

Configuration management

Consequence Management

Database design


Distributed analysis

Documentation standards

Energy Storage

Environment, Safety & Health (ES&H)

Evaluating manufacturing processes

Experimental design

Expert systems

Financial analysis


Future Combat System (FCS)

Game theory

Geographic mapping

Geopolitical analysis

Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

Historical combat data research

Historical validation of attrition algorithms

Human factors

Human, Social, Cultural Behavior (HSCB) Modeling

Impact analysis

Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V)

Industrial problems

Information storage and retrieval

Interim Static Stability Model (ISSM)

Inventory control

Irregualr Warfare (IW)

Knowledge Management (KM)

Korean Battle Simulation Center (Korean BSC)

Lanchester theory

Linear programming

Magnetic Levitation

Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP)

Medical algorithms


Military Operations Other Than War (MOOTW)

Military study process

Model data validation

Model integration

Model validation

Modeling, Simulation & Gaming (MSG)

Modern Aids to Planning Program (MAPP)

Oak Ridge Spreadsheet Battle Model (ORSBM)

Oil Polution Act of 1990 (OPA 90)


Operations Other Than War (OOTW)


Organizational structure

PL Topology

PMESII Modeling



Psychopharmacology algorithms


Risk analysis



Sensitivity analysis


Software issues

Software reuse

Stability and Support Operations (SASO)

Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction (SSTR) Operations

Superconducting coils

System integration



Verification & Validation (V&V)

Verification, Validation & Accreditation (VV&A)

Virtual environment

Warfare modeling

Web design

Client List

Combined Forces Command Korea:

  • Korean Battle Simulation Center (BSC): Technical lead for a $9 million, two year project in Korea and the U.S. to design and build the Korean BSC, a prototype battle simulation center, a facility large enough to support division level training exercises on its own and containing the technology to enable links with other BSCs during major exercises. Integrated 11 simulations to support exercises. This project involved the use of the Aggregate Level Simulation Protocol (ALSP) to connect previously unrelated interactive simulations into a world-wide distributed simulation confederation for training. Built and maintained the simulation databases. Operated the facility in order to define the proper procedures.

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA):

  • As part of a team, created a VV&A Methodology for Conflict Modeling, Planning and Outcome Experimentation (COMPOEX), a DIME/PMESII simulation, including novel methods to support rapid validation under conditions of model changes and novel methods to support causal tracing..

Defense Modeling and Simulation Office (DMSO):

  • Specified the architecture for an OOTW Toolbox. Performed testing on the toolbox and its components. Created a component for the toolbox.

Internal Research & Development:

  • Created a support tool for the Verification, Validation & Accreditation (VV&A) or DIME/PMESII models, the DIME/PMESII VV&A Tool. This tool keeps the records for conceptual model validation, static model verification & validation, data verification & validation, formal (dynamic) testing, and creation of accreditation certificates.
  • Created a Total Ontology of the elements needed for modeling Irregular Warfare (IW).
  • Grid-Level Energy Storage: Supported the Rather Creative Innovations Group (RCIG) in applying the MAGLEV2000™ superconducting magnetic levitation technology to the problem of energy storage.

International Psychopharmacology Algorithm Project (IPAP):

  • Algorithms for Psychopharmacology: Introduced the use of influence diagrams as an alternative presentation method for the International Psychopharmacology Algorithm Project (IPAP).
  • Supported the creation and execution of a web-conference to create psychopharmacology algorithms and analyzed its conduct.
  • Published a chapter in Textbook of Treatment Algorithms in Psychopharmacology, Wiley, 1999.
  • Chaired the Technology working group in Beijing meeting in 2000.

Joint Staff:

  • J8:

  • Joint Virtual Analytic Center (JVAC): defined the requirements for electronic collaboration to support joint analysis at the Unified and Specified Commands and implemented the system in both an unclassified and a classified environment.
  • Modern Aids to Planning Program (MAPP) Model Improvement: Principal Investigator for integration of MAPP, a $6-10 million/year, multi-year computer war games project. This project involved design, implementation and improvement of several simulations and their support structure. Associated research included development of an expert system for Air Task Order (ATO) generation and the topology of the clustering algorithm.
  • Studies, Analysis and Gaming Agency (SAGA):

  • Combat Modeling Projects (1970s): Managed the conversion of combat models from IBM computers to Honeywell computers. Set standards and edited documentation for the Vector-1, TANDEM, and UNICORN combat models. Performed IV&V on the TAC CONTENDER combat model.

Milliken & Co.:

  • Industrial Projects: Wrote custom Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) systems. Wrote system for scheduling polyester yarn texturizing equipment in several mills. Wrote system for scheduling looms in several mills. Solved problem of entering the Dress Business.

Military Operations Research Society (MORS):

  • This project involved chairing a working group of a workshop on the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT).

National Defense University (NDU):

  • This project involved chairing a working group on DIME/PMESII tools and verification & validation in a HSCB Workshop, co-chairing the Synthesis Working Group in the second workshop, co-chairing the Synthesis Working Group in the first data workshop, and writing and editing the proceedings.

NATO SAS-026 Panel:

Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD):

  • Net Assessment:

  • Program Analysis & Evaluation (PA&E):

  • Special Operations / Low Intensity Conflict (SO/LIC):

US Air Force:

  • Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL):

  • GLENS: Participated in project to develop the National Operational Environment Model (NOEM), adding Human, Social, Cultural Behavior (HSCB) modeling and aiding in the V&V of the results.

US Army:

  • Battle Command Simulation & Experimentation (BCSE); G3/5/7:

  • BC M&S S&T: Participated in project to create Roadmap for Army Battle Command (BC) Modeling & Simulation (M&S) Science & Technology (S&T).
  • Future Combat System (FCS):

  • FCS Commonality Study: Participated in a FIST project headed by Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) to investigate problems and solutions with the M&S required by the FCS ORD.
  • Army Reuse Center (ARC):

  • Software Reuse: Produced reports on software reuse for the Army Reuse Center (ARC). Also, produced a business plan for the ARC.
  • Training and Doctrine Analysis Center (TRAC):

  • Simulator Network for Training (SIMNET-T): this project consisted of an independent verification and validation (IV&V) of SIMNET-T's compliance with design specifications and validation of its satisfaction of users' requirements. This had never been done before and defined the methodology.
  • Combined Model Database Definition: this work consisted of examining the possibility of producing a common database for the Joint Exercise Support System (JESS), Corban, and other Corps level combat simulations.
  • IW Metric Ontology: this work consisted of creating an ontology of the metrics for modeling Irregular Warfare (IW).
  • Future Battle Lab:

  • SIMNET Evaluation in WAREX 3-90: this project involved design, administration and analysis of questionnaire to evaluate the future potential of SIMNET technology for the Advanced Battle Simulation system. The WAREX 3-90 training exercise of the US Army 1st Infantry Division provided the testbed.
  • CERDEC Intelligence and Information Warfare (I2WD):

US Coast Guard:

  • OPA 90 Analyses: Performed analyses of safety and economic regulatory questions in response to requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90)

US Department of Energy (DOE):

  • SDOR-HF: this project involved determining which of two manufacturing processes of critical materials should be chosen.

US Department of Justice (DOJ):

  • Supported DOJ with peer reviews of proposals.

US Joint Task Force 6 (JTF-6):

  • This work supported federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in the U.S. Southwest, including the organizational structure of their association, Operation Alliance.

US Navy:

  • Naval Research Laboratory (NRL): This project involved providing advice on DIME/PMESII tools.

US Pacific Command (USPACOM):

  • Defined conceptual model address geo-political decisions reflecting psychological and sociological responses to the decisions by the various individuals and groups in the decision environment. Discussed the model as invited speaker to AMORS III in Bangkok, Thailand (see link in SO/LIC project above).
  • Defined the requirements for analytical tools to support OOTW.
  • Ran a workshop of experts in predicting national instabilities.

US Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM):




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