Notable Task Orders

Notable Task Orders are summaries of the most recent and impactful work done by DSIAC in accordance with Core Analysis Task partnerships.

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2d Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) Aviation Operations in Amphibious Environment Study image
Date Conducted: 
04/15/19
DSIAC worked on an effort to research and analyze the Marine Corps’ emerging operational environment, the operational concepts that impact aviation operations in an amphibious environment, and the doctrinal and process underpinnings that support...
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2d Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) Rotary-Wing Aircraft Training Requirements Study image
Date Conducted: 
09/20/18
DSIAC researched and analyzed the Marine Corps’ future operational environment, the operational concepts that impact rotary-wing aircraft, and the training requirements necessary to achieve these concepts. The subjects assessed and analyzed for gaps...
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Courtesy photo from AFRL (https://www.kirtland.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/390054/afrl-directed-energy-war-gaming-ace-10/).
Date Conducted: 
04/01/18
DSIAC supported AFRL's FAST wargaming effort by providing AFRL/XPT with a verified and validated wargaming capability. To achieve this, DSIAC completed the following tasks: Performed a scientific and technical information assessment and gap analysis...
Creator: Lance Cpl. Clarence Leake Credit: 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade
Date Conducted: 
08/09/17
DSIAC supported the U.S. Army and Marine Corps (USMC) effort to identify gaps in non-lethal weapons (NLW) capabilities in the activities associated with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD's) JNLWP. DSIAC provided communication and coordination of...
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Photo by Army Spc. Ryan Hallock
Date Conducted: 
08/01/18
DSIAC supported AMSAA with conducting item-level analyses and developing methodology for maneuver, soldier, aviation, air defense, and artillery weapons systems. DSIAC assisted with developing a mid-fidelity minefield effectiveness modeling and...
R&D for Lightweight Combat System Redundancy Concepts image
Date Conducted: 
02/01/17
The U.S. Army recognizes that as the enemy continues to evolve asymmetrical strategies to inflict casualties, it must continue to look at new solutions (i.e., in addition to armor) to improve survivability of lightweight combat ground and air...
Program Manager Medium and Heavy Tactical Vehicles (PM MHTV) Survivability and Vulnerability Engineering image
Date Conducted: 
07/13/16
In support of PM MHTV's effort to improve system sustainment and implement upgrades, DSIAC researched, identified, and conducted survivability-related analyses on PM MHTV's proposed system technology updates and sustainment modifications and...
https://www.arl.army.mil/opencampus/sites/default/files/AA11_OCOH_A%26A_Poster%20VSL_Butler_0.pdf
Date Conducted: 
07/01/16
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate's (SLAD's) new VSL is a next-generation, high-performance, and extensible computing framework (and vulnerability assessment simulation) designed to leverage current...
2d Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) Training Range, Outlying [Air]Field (OLF), and Airspace Technical Requirements Analysis image
Date Conducted: 
09/22/15
DSIAC holistically researched and analyzed Marine Corps Installations East training venues as they related to 2nd MAW aviation training requirements through 2030, as well as existing and planned training range, OLF, and airspace technology...
Joint Aircraft Survivability Program Support and Studies image
DSIAC assisted the Joint Aircraft Survivability Program’s (JASP's) efforts to develop and disseminate critical scientific and technical information (STI) related to survivability methods to be used by the combat survivability community for...
Text Analytics of Acquisition Lessons Learned image
Date Conducted: 
08/01/15
DSIAC supported the Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA) mission through an effort to improve techniques for analyzing technical information. DSIAC investigated and reported on the feasibility of using various text-analytic software tools...
Force-on-Force (FoF) Instrumentation Development image
Date Conducted: 
08/01/15
DSIAC assisted Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity (MCOTEA) in their effort to correctly report critical data relating to the operational survivability of a program. This required developing a new FoF/real time casualty assessment...
Weapon Systems Projectile Lethality and Vulnerability Analyses  image
Date Conducted: 
09/09/15
DSIAC conducted an evaluation of the lethality effectiveness of medium-caliber rounds against given target sets. DSIAC performed a scientific and technical information literature search, completed function testing of projectiles, gathered...
Satellite image of Islamabad, Pakistan (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency photo).
Date Conducted: 
08/03/15
DSIAC provided analytical support to specific projects in the Operational Weaponeering and Analysis (EZW) Division of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC). The specific projects primarily involved target vulnerability studies, target...
Blast Protection Branch (BPB) Vehicle Underbody Survivability Program Support
Date Conducted: 
08/01/15
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Weapons and Materials Research Directorate (WMRD) conducts experiments, analysis, software development, and verification, validation, and accreditation (VV&A) activities to support fundamental research in...
Tire Study Technical Support
Date Conducted: 
07/15/15
The goal for this effort was to characterize damage effects to tires of wheeled combat vehicles operating in a littoral environment, which contributed to the progress of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) goals related to evaluating and developing of...
Ground Vehicle Survivability and Mounted Force Protection (GVC&MFP) Educational Program image
Date Conducted: 
09/01/17
DSIAC supported the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) and Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) efforts to develop a GVS&FP educational program. DSIAC provided subject matter expertise and direct input for initial course and text...
U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Roidan Carlson
Date Conducted: 
06/01/15
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC)/Operational Weaponeering and Analysis Division (EZW) maintains the responsibility to monitor and provide war material reserve support. DSIAC supported AFLCMC/EZW in their effort to identify data voids...
Threat Characterization Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E)
Date Conducted: 
06/01/15
DSIAC provided RDT&E for characterizing current and future kinetic and directed energy threats ultimately to increase survivability and develop vulnerability reduction features of specific fixed-wing, unmanned, and rotorcraft platforms. DSIAC...