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Benchmarking Estonia's Cyber Security: An On-Ramping Methodology For Rapid Adoption And Implementation, Ernest Wong, Nan Porter, Mckinnon Hokanson, Bing Bing Xie Oct 2017

Benchmarking Estonia's Cyber Security: An On-Ramping Methodology For Rapid Adoption And Implementation, Ernest Wong, Nan Porter, Mckinnon Hokanson, Bing Bing Xie

Research Papers

In April of 2007, Estonia fell victim to a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that crippled its government websites, email servers, media outlets, and banking system for nearly a month. Due to the devastating effects of these cyber attacks, Estonia took great efforts to strengthen its cyber security protocols. This research analyzes the reforms that Estonia has implemented in its domestic and foreign policies and attempts to determine if any of it systemic improvements can help to also bolster cyber security in the United States (US). The findings from this research are that Estonia’s policy reforms ...


Dod Acquisition Structures For A Dynamic World: A Case Study Of Land Warrior Vs Talos, Daniel W. Provaznik Cdt'18, Vikram Mittal Oct 2017

Dod Acquisition Structures For A Dynamic World: A Case Study Of Land Warrior Vs Talos, Daniel W. Provaznik Cdt'18, Vikram Mittal

West Point Research Papers

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is revolutionizing the capabilities of the warfighter with the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) program. The program will equip USSOCOM operators with a powered, armored, exoskeleton to enhance their survivability, lethality, and mobility. The project launched in 2013, with a functional prototype scheduled to be complete in 2018. The aggressive development timeline necessitated that USSOCOM use a novel acquisition structure—the Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF). The JATF structure mandates a government team as the lead integrator, consisting of acquisition personnel, engineers, and users. This study compared the TALOS acquisition structure to ...


Models Of Models: The Symbiotic Relationship Between Models And Wargames, Vikram Mittal, Jeffrey B. Demarest, Kennon S. Gilliam, Robert L. Page Jul 2017

Models Of Models: The Symbiotic Relationship Between Models And Wargames, Vikram Mittal, Jeffrey B. Demarest, Kennon S. Gilliam, Robert L. Page

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Military planning uses wargames to model the processes and decisions of an operation. As these operations become increasingly complex, the wargames similarly become more complex. Complex wargames are difficult to design and execute. As such, computer-based modeling and simulation can aid the wargame development, ensuring smooth execution. In particular, computer-based modeling and simulation can develop and validate the processes, determine initial conditions, evaluate the rules, and aid in validation. In turn, the wargame can provide useful data that can be fed into detailed models that can provide quantitative analysis to decision-makers.