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Accession Number ADA582149
Title Analyzing Cultural-Social Issues in Support of Military Applications.
Publication Date Oct 2010
Media Count 14p
Personal Author M. J. Baranick S. H. Starr
Abstract During the development of the Analysis Modeling & Simulation (M&S) Business Plan, the area of cultural-social issues was characterized as RED, meaning current M&S capabilities supporting the analysis of cultural-social issues were insufficient to effectively address even a limited range of issues and questions confronting decision makers in this area. The information in this paper was designed to clarify the key issues associated with cultural-social issues and to recommend actions to mitigate key shortfalls. The information in turn is being incorporated in the Analysis Community s M&S Business Plan, to help guide investment and research in this area over the next few years. To establish a foundation for this assessment, the paper begins by defining key cultural-social terms. That is followed by sections that identify the key questions that senior decision makers have formulated and characterize the nature of the problem. Subsequently, the paper identifies the key needs associated with cultural-social assessments. That is followed by sections that identify the key gaps that need to be addressed to pursue cultural-social assessments and on-going cultural-social assessments. The paper concludes by identifying three broad recommendations for the cultural-social community keyed to the risks associated with those issues.
Keywords Coa(Course of action)
Cross culture(Sociology)
Cultural-social issues
Information transfer
Military operations
Strategic communication messages

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author National Defense Univ., Washington, DC. Center for Technology and National Security Policy.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1326
Contract Number N/A

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