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Publication Citation: Best Practices for Modeling, Simulation and Analysis (MS&A) for Homeland Security Applications

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Author(s): Sanjay Jain; Charles McLean;
Title: Best Practices for Modeling, Simulation and Analysis (MS&A) for Homeland Security Applications
Published: March 02, 2011
Abstract: This report recommends best practices for development and deployment of modeling, simulation and analysis (MS&A) tools for homeland security applications. The set of recommended practices applicable to any MS&A application includes: modeling practice, software engineering practice/ software reliability, model confidence/ verification, validation and accreditation, standards, interoperability, user friendliness and accessibility, performance, and innovative and unique elements. The recommended practices are discussed with respect to the MS&A application types for DHS that include: analysis and decision support, systems engineering and acquisition, planning and operations, and, training. The practices are also discussed with respect to MS&A application domains relevant to DHS.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7655
Keywords: Modeling, Simulation, Analysis, Homeland security, Best practices
Research Areas: Simulation
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