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
Pub Type: Conferences
Modeling, Simulation, Analysis, Homeland security, Recommended practices