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ProModel’s 2nd Annual Readiness Conference Highlights Client Success Stories
ProModel hosted the 2nd Annual Readiness Conference for the Department of Defense and Industrial Base on May 12th at the Westin Gateway in Arlington, Virginia. Decision makers within the DoD and contractor industry gathered together to learn more about the use of simulation to achieve predictive readiness through informative presentations by top officials in the industry that showcased how simulation technology can drastically improve decision making capability.
Afterword, the reception and attendee dinner proved to be a great opportunity for attendees to network, exchange information, and share best practices specific to simulation technology being used across the DOD and Industrial Base.
Those in attendance represented the following organizations:
GD Land Systems
U.S. Army Accessions Command
U.S. Military Academy
Center for Naval Analyses
Air Force Manpower Agency
The conference provided a chance for decision makers to learn from other professionals who are currently using ProModel tools, and allowed those clients to discuss how simulation technology has improved their operations. Speakers from various DOD and Industrial Base organizations including FORSCOM, U.S. Military Academy, SAIC, and Center for Naval Analyses gave presentations highlighting the importance of simulation and the additional analytical and decision making capabilities ProModel’s solutions provide them.
Fred Rawcliffe, a Military Operations Analyst for FORSCOM gave a revealing look into how U.S. Army Forces Command uses ProModel simulation tools(AST) to produce accurate predictions of army unit usage over time. Major Matt Dabkowski from the U.S. Military Academy also talked about his success in achieving resource commitment balance in the Army through the use of simulation. Bob Osterhoudt, Vice President and Division Manager for SAIC, allowed attendees to learn more about the Navy’s Executive Business Model and how simulation facilitates financial management within the Federal Budget context. Dr. Haggai Elitzur, a research analyst for the Center for Naval Analyses, also gave an in-depth presentation and demonstrated his simulation model for squadron allocation on aircraft carriers.
Overall, the 2009 Readiness Conference in Arlington was a success and a great learning opportunity for all involved. Many in attendance agreed that the conference was a highly interactive and informative, as well as useful towards building a simulation community within the DOD. ProModel would like to thank all those who attended and helped make the event possible. We look forward to continue providing practical simulation solutions for you and your organization.
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