The JAED, Concept Development and Learning Directorate (CDLD) leads the FY2016 Unified Challenge (UC) series of experiments for the Centers of Excellence (CoE) to qualitatively and quantitatively assess Army Warfighting Challenge (AWFC) learning demands and measure force effectiveness of Force 2025 and Beyond (F2025B) Operational and Organizational (O&O) Concepts. UC informs the development of O&O Concepts through the AWFC framework and provides DOTMLPF recommendations in support of F2025B.
Typically, the Army has taken one of two routes in determining the way to optimize the force; one idea is that concepts should drive technological research and development, and the other on the idea that technology drives the way the Army fights conceptually. To maximize the benefits of both approaches in designing the force for 2025, a balanced approach is required to find the right ideas, the right technologies, and combine them in the force design so that overmatch is maintained.
Lead, design, manage, integrate, and assess Army experiments to support current and future capabilities development efforts. ICW other Service, joint, intergovernmental and multinational partners, deliver Army-level experimentation results that produce coordinated DOTMLPF-P recommendations.
The Joint and Army Experimentation Division provides resources and oversight that enables the Centers of Excellence to conduct quantitative and qualitative experiments to assess future concepts and support capabilities development within the Army Warfighting Challenges analytical framework. We provide experimentation planning, guidance, and objectives that, through execution of learning events, confirm DOTMLPF-P requirements to inform and support the development of the future force.
Series of Military experimentation done through Game Based Experiments and Simulation Based Experiments.
Determine how military elements of national power will support national security strategy within a whole of government context.