Subject Matter Expert III
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Warfighter Performance directorate (ONR34) conducts scientific research and experimentation to improve Navy readiness through innovative Human-Systems Integration. As cyber warfare becomes increasingly more significant in the Navy’s overall approach to warfighting, particularly in response to the requirement for effective electromagnetic spectrum maneuver in a command and control, denied and degraded environment (C2D2E), user behavior and human responses to cyber effects will drive research, development, testing, and experimentation (RDT&E) in a synthetic environment. ONR34 develops simulation-based training capabilities to provide warfighters with realistic synthetic scenarios and enables simulated operational risk taking in the training environment, while reducing live training resource requirements.
ONR34 sponsors a series of FST RDT&E events, leveraging NCTE network research and development capacity, and partnering with laboratory facilities specializing in synthetic technology integration, scenario generation, and exercise control. FST RDT&E events provide a venue for technology demonstrations and for experimentation events designed to examine solutions that warfighters need to keep pace with stressing competitors. Preparation for FST RDT&E events is comprehensive and includes project management, systems integration, software development, network configuration, network architecture support, and scenario development. Cybersecurity engineering and information assurance (IA) best practices are integral elements across the lifecycle of every event.
Overview: The primary purpose of this TAT is to study, analyze, provide advice, research, and develop deliverables to advance CS related scientific and technical information (STI) through the application of knowledge and resources in achieving the requiring activity's mission requirements defined herein.
This TAT will investigate innovative approaches to address existing knowledge and training gaps for the advancement of command and control decision-making, and provide secure experimentation and training that features realistic cyber effects and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) impacts, along with training technologies that will enable dynamic, adaptive, resilient decision training for Command and Control in Degraded-Denied Environments (C2D2E). Requirements:
- TOP SECRET clearance.
- Minimum of twelve (12) years of domain specific experience in the system(s)/environment being investigated.
- Technical experience using systems engineering techniques and the development and application of Joint Semi-Automated Forces (JSAF), including programming knowledge and experience
- Experience in verification, validation and accreditation/certification of simulation models in a distributed simulation environment; conceptual model of the mission space development and the utilization of common models; and knowledge acquisition, functional decomposition and knowledge representation; and
- Competence in all major phases of domains to be represented; knowledge of applicable hardware, system software, input/output devices, and structure and management practices
- The subject matter expert should possess, at minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in at least one of the following: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Natural Sciences or Business. The Bachelor’s Degree must be from an accredited college or university. In lieu of a bachelor’s degree the subject matter expert must have at least sixteen (16) years domain specific experience in the system(s)/environment being investigated. At least five (5) of those minimum sixteen (16) years must be JSAF work experience.
- Preferred - A minimum of four (4) years Military experience as a member of the US Armed Services, and a minimum of one (1) yearexperience with the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE), Joint Semi-Automated Forces (JSAF), and Fleet Synthetic Training (FST) practices and procedures are preferred. Familiarity with current industry capabilities and predefined relationships with simulation providers is highly beneficial for the success of this work.