DOD Needs Simulations to Shorten Acquisition Timelines, Official Says

NextGov: Members of the defense industry working on modeling and simulation should focus on building tools that can be used across multiple different functions in order to not only improve training, but accelerate acquisition and fielding timelines, according to a Defense Department official.

“Think about software that will allow us to support acquisition development, training of troops, and test all simultaneously,” Alan Shaffer, deputy undersecretary of Defense for acquisition and sustainment, said Monday.

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