ARLINGTON, VA – On Sept. 24, the Naval Research Advisory Committee (NRAC) will brief the results of two recent studies, Future Naval Use of COTS Networking Infrastructure and Immersive Simulation for Marine Corps Small Unit Training.
The committee, comprised of senior civilian scientific advisors reporting to the Secretary of the Navy, will present its findings and candid views on current issues facing the Navy and Marine Corps to Department of Defense stakeholders as well as the general public at the two-hour briefing at 1:30PM, Sept. 24, at the Pentagon Conference Center, Room B6.
Future Naval Use of COTS Networking Infrastructure examines emerging networking approaches under development in the commercial world, including associated development and operational practices. The brief suggests strategies for leveraging ongoing civilian investment for Navy needs.
Immersive Simulation for Marine Corps Small Unit Training evaluates concepts in immersive training simulation which could assist Marines in developing complex and intuitive decision-making skills while under physical and emotional stress. The brief also examines how immersive simulations, like the Infantry Immersion Trainer, may have the potential to reduce the pre-deployment training time typically required for small unit leaders.
NRAC provides objective analyses in the areas of science, research and development for the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the Chief of Naval Operations, the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Chief of Naval Research. The permanent committee reports to the SECNAV through the Assistant Secretary to the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition.