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Wargaming to Prepare the National Guard for Disaster Response

Wargaming to Prepare the National Guard for Disaster Response Roger Mason PhD   Introduction The Army and Air National Guard of the United States is a unique reserve force with a state and federal mission. Ready to respond in times of war the Guard also provides critical resources during local and state emergencies. The Guard…

Corporate Crisis Management: Five keys for dealing with disasters

Corporate Crisis Management: Five keys for dealing with disasters Roger Mason, PhD Introduction As part of our business we help clients prepare for critical incident management. The first step in helping a client is understanding their approach to crisis management. This usually begins by asking, “How do you make emergency decisions and manage critical incidents?”…

West Point and MORS

Dr. Roger Mason has been asked to present a workshop at the 85th Symposium of the Military Operational Research Society being held June 19-22 at the US Military Academy, West Point. This conference attracts operational research experts from the military, academia, and the federal think tanks. Dr. Mason will be speaking on the use of…

LECMgt Returns to Madrid

On June 2-3 Roger Mason has been invited by Dr. Ruben Arcos, Director for the Center for Intelligence Analysis and Democratic Systems (CIADC), to provide his students a two day symposium on the use of wargames in intelligence analysis. The center is located at Juan Carlos University in Madrid. CIADC students graduate with a Master’s…

LECMgt Winter 2017

This winter season has been extremely busy for LECMgt. We have been writing plans, designing games and exercises, conducting training, traveling across the county, and responding to a natural disaster (See: Snow Emergency in Mammoth Lakes). Penn State Tabletop The Public Safety and Emergency Management Team at Penn State University asked LECMgt for help evaluating…

The Use of Wargames in Operational Research

The Use of Wargames in Operational Research Dr. Roger Mason Dr. Brian Arthur has observed the current technology eco-system is moving from “technologies that produce fixed physical outputs to technologies… that can be combined and configured endlessly for fresh purposes.” This is a challenge for military operational research where the development time for new weapons…

LECMGT 2016 YEAR IN REVIEW

This has been an amazing year for LECMgt. We have been involved in a variety of interesting projects helping our clients. We traveled from Hawaii to central Europe. Here are some of the high points for the year. Emergency Planning LECMgt is busy with emergency planning for several clients with many different challenges. We are…

Facilities Departments and Higher Education Emergency Planning Dr. Roger Mason

Introduction Emergency planning is a critical task for every higher education institution. Typically the campus emergency management coordinator and public safety department work closely together developing the plan. One of the most important emergency assets on any campus is the facilities department. Incorporating facilities operations is often an afterthought. This can be a serious oversight…

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