Focus Area Forum
Warfighter Performance

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The warfighter performance science and technology (S&T) focus area facilitates the readiness of naval forces at the individual, team and fleet level to meet the operational requirements in uncertain environments ranging from the most austere to highly complex. Specific areas for increasing readiness include efficient manpower selection and assignment, training, education and human-systems integration. Overall, the warfighter performance focus area has four objectives:

  1. Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education
  2. Bio-engineered Systems
  3. Warfighter Health and Survivability
  4. Human Systems Design and Decision Support

ONR held a Focus Area Forum: Warfighter Performance on Nov. 5, 2014 to deliver updates on priority warfighter performance research, key challenge areas and opportunities. This Focus Area Forum concentrated on two current research areas supporting Warrior Resilience programs and Fleet Integrated Training, Experimentation and Planning (FITEP) initiatives.

Agenda: 

Attendees requested appointments with ONR program managers in advance to discuss new ideas and innovations at a date/time to be determined after the event. Approved participants also presented during the open poster session at the morning coffee social and lunchtime information exchange.

Times Agenda (tentative)
0800-0900 Registration/coffee social with ONR leadership
0900-0915 Welcome by the chief of naval research
0915-0930 Strategic overview of warfighter performance science and technology portfolio
0930-0945 Overview: Warrior resilience programs, challenges and opportunities
0945-1045 Panel discussion: The practitioner perspective on resilience science and technology
1045-1100 Break
1100-1200 Panel discussion: The program perspective on resilience science and technology
1200-1330 Lunch (and poster session, videos, demos etc.)
1330-1340 Introduction of the afternoon session
1340-1400 Fleet integrated synthetic training and experimentation
1400-1410 Live, virtual and constructive training
1410-1450 Panel discussion: Synthetic training
1450-1510 Mission planning
1510-1545 Open discussion with all participants
1545-1400 Q&A with Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder

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