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Three Perspectives on DSEEP and Security: Training Goals, Use Cases and the Selection of Security Measures

ABSTRACT: As joint, combined and Civil-Military exercises are becoming increasingly common, the need for security in collective mission simulation is growing. SISO has developed the Distributed Simulation Engineering and Execution Process (DSEEP) standard that provides a recommended process for development, integration and execution of federated simulations. Security aspects need to be managed throughout the DSEEP process.


This paper offers three perspectives on this, based on the NATO MSG-080 work:
• A holistic approach, mapped to DSEEP, is presented. It discusses how training goals and security goals may conflict. It discusses possible resolutions as well as situations where security concerns may limit
the training that can be provided.
• A real-life use case where a UK integration into the US Joint Training and Experimentation Network (JTEN), including security aspects, is mapped to DSEEP. This provides a deeper insight into the issues real federations may encounter and presents experiences and some advice.
• Finally a closer look at security and DSEEP is given. The focus is to support the selection and deployment of security procedures and technical security measures with focus on DSEEP step three and four.


These perspectives are presented as input to the SISO community in general and the SISO Security in Simulation
(SiS) study group in particular.

Authors: Björn Möller, Stella Croom-Johnson, Wim Huiskamp
Publication:Proceedings of 2013 Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop, 13S-SIW-005, Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization, April 2013.

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Building Time Managed Federations with Object Oriented HLA

ABSTRACT: A popular approach to simplify the use of HLA is to use an object oriented HLA middleware with an API that is tailored to a specific FOM and federation agreement. This is informally known as Object Oriented HLA, or OO-HLA.


Time Management in HLA is a powerful set of services to achieve deterministic distributed simulations. The Time Management services in HLA support different kind of simulations; everything from frame-based
simulations like the SISO Smackdown federation to analytical simulations run multiple times using the Monte Carlo method and even optimistic, event-based simulations where data that is sent and used optimistically can
later be retracted and any calculations based on the data have to be redone.
This paper contains an introduction to HLA Time Management and Object Oriented HLA. It describes common use case for HLA Time Management and Object Oriented HLA. It shows how the advanced features of Time Management can be simplified and presented in a powerful way in an existing, commercial OO-HLA tool.

Authors: Fredrik Antelius, Martin Johansson. Björn Möller
Publication: Proceedings of 2013 Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop, 13S-SIW-020, Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization, April 2013.

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