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Recommended Practices for Homeland Security Modeling and Simulation



Sanjay Jain, Charles McLean


This paper recommends 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: software engineering practice/ software reliability, modeling practice, 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.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference
Conference Dates
December 13-16, 2009
Conference Location
Austin, TX


Modeling, Simulation, Analysis, Homeland security, Recommended practices


Jain, S. and McLean, C. (2009), Recommended Practices for Homeland Security Modeling and Simulation, Proceedings of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference, Austin, TX (Accessed April 12, 2024)
Created August 13, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017