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Complex Operational and Organizational Problems


PUBS: Conflict and Complexity

edited by Philip Vos Fellman, Yaneer Bar-Yam and Ali A. Minai

Published by Springer, 2015, 292 pages, ISBN #978-1-4939-1704-4.

"Chapter 5: DIME/PMESII Models," by Dean S. Hartley III, pp. 111-136.

DIME/PMESII models are a class of "social models."  They reflect the impacts of Diplomatic, Information, Military, and Economic (DIME) efforts to affect the Political, Military, Economic, Social, Information, and Infrastructure (PMESII) situation.  The operations that are modeled include Peace Operations, Humanitarian and Disaster Relief, Counter Insurgency, Counter Terrorism, all part of what is currently called Irregular Warfare (IW).  In addition to kinetic theories and modeling, Human, Social, Culture Behavior (HSBC) theories and modeling are required.  The models are used in understanding the dynamics of IW situations and potential actions that can be used to "solve" the situations.  This chapter discusses the modeling constructs of DIME/PMESII models and the Verification, Validation and Accreditation (VV&A) processes required for assessing the utility of the models.

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Solving Complex Operational and Organizational Problems
Dr. Dean S. Hartley III, Principal