Concept Development & Warfighter Assessment

CAMO team members provide wide-ranging expertise, across mission areas such as Air Dominance, Electronic Warfare, Air Refueling and Resupply, Close Air Support, ISR and Command and Control. These domain experts, each with specialized training and experience, in warfighting systems such as F-16, F-22, C-130, KC-135, Air Operations Center, F-18, MQ-9, RQ-4 and AWACS, combine into tailored Teams to address customer requirements. This combination of superior mission area knowledge combined with system and employment expertise allows CAMO Teams to develop and refine customer system and System-of-System (SoS) Concepts (CONOPS, CONEMP) and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) as customer capabilities are inserted into the current force structure and as they combine into the lethal force structures of the future.

This support for early systems engineering and requirements development evolves as systems proceed through their lifecycle – and CAMO Teams have experience defining, documenting and communicating these new Concepts and TTPs and their impact on specific mission areas and the overall Fight to software teams, analysts and decision makers as systems, SoS and Enterprises advance and evolve. These experienced warfighters also provide invaluable support to the analytical community – defining System and SoS use cases, mission threads and vignettes; tying them to commander’s objectives and specific scenarios – and providing effectiveness feedback in the areas of human factors, system operation and cross-system exchanges and have experience in documenting these results in the form of system and operational views.

This “development and acquisition” viewpoint allows our Experts to bring their system and operations expertise into Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) Modeling, Simulation and Analysis (MS&A) venues as system operators (flying or controlling simulators), facilitators (coordinating event activity and warfighter participation) and data collectors (surveys, debriefs, over-the-shoulder observation). CAMO domain specialists provide the critical translation capability to tie warfighter needs and requirements to the results of LVC MS&A – ensuring the concepts and TTPs developed are accurately represented and implemented within the simulation environment directly supporting accreditation of the environment based on demonstrated verification and validation of the system performance, participant interactions and mission execution steps.

Concept Development & Warfighter Assessment Coordinator
Mark Nakanishi