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Complex Operational and Organizational Problems

Topic: Data Verification & Validation

Dr. Dean S. Hartley III

Verification is the process of discovering the degree of success in implementing a conceptual model into computer code.  Validation is the process of discovering the nature and extent of the correspondence between the computer results and the real world.  Generally, data verification and validation are also included in the entire V&V process.

There are two major parts of data V&V:  ensuring that the data sources are good and compatible among themselves and ensuring that the data that is input into a model has the same assumptions as those that the model makes concerning its inputs.  It isn't clear whether each of these should be separated into a verification part and a validation part or whether one of these is verification and one is validation.

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Year Client Project
1989 TRAC Perform IV&V of the Simulator Network for Training (SIMNET-T).
1991 CFCK Analysis Build the Korean Battle Simulation Center (BSC).
2001 Defense Modeling and Simulation Office (DMSO) Specify the architecture and create an OOTW Toolbox.
2003 Hartley Consulting Create the Interim Semi-static Stability Model (ISSM).
2004 MORS Support running a workshop on GWOT.
2007 Defense Advanced Research Projects Office (DARPA) Create a VV&A methodology for the COMPOEX system.
2008 Hartley Consulting Create the DIME/PMESII VV&A Tool.
2008 MORS Support running a workshop on analyzing the impact of emerging societies.
2008 MORS Support running a workshop on understanding the consequences of catastrophic events.
2008 National Defense University (NDU) Support running an HSCB workshop.
2009 CERDEC Perform V&V on the HSCB Testbed.
2009 Hartley Consulting Create a community of interest on DIME/PMESII related discussions.
2010 TRAC Create an IW metric ontology.
2011 Hartley Consulting Improve the IW metric ontology to a total ontology.
2012 TRAC Create a the IW metric ontology 2 from the total ontology.
2013 Hartley Consulting Create a model metadata ontology.
2014 Hartley Consulting Create an IW ontology GUI for the IW metric ontology 2.
2017 Hartley Consulting Extend the IW ontology to Unconventional Conflict and then to Modern Conflict.

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