A Force in Transition: A New DOD Strategy and the Impact on Army Training Opportunities

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As the U.S. continues to draw down active-duty troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, one area of DOD spending that is threatened is training and simulation dollars. These activities are traditionally funded through operational tempo funding, which is set to decrease significantly as we shift away from combat operations in the Middle East. In order to capture future training dollars with the Army customer, industry must invest in solutions that allow the Army to train soldiers in a more flexible and cost-effective way. Technologies such as training simulation, improved virtualization, and simulation networking will be increasingly important moving forward.