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Imitation Gaming: Wargaming and Artificial Life

Imitation Gaming: Wargaming and Artificial Life by Roger Mason PhD Introduction In 1950 the British mathematician Allan Turing proposed a test to evaluate a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behavior. This research led to the development of artificial intelligence which is the study of an artificial entity’s ability to perform tasks usually associated with humans.…

Designing Cyber Wargames

Designing Cyber Wargames Roger Mason PhD   Modern conflict is standing at the horizon of information based warfare. For the foreseeable future, kinetic weapons will retain importance, but the control and manipulation of information will become pre-eminent. How can we design wargames for something that often seems as vague as cyberspace or the Internet?  We…

Managing a Cyber-Crisis Incident: Six Operational Realities

Managing a Cyber-Crisis Incident: Six Operational Realities Roger Mason PhD   Introduction Recently, I helped design my first cyber tabletop. My design partners handled the technical aspects while I focused on the overall design. The exercise participants were divided into four groups. Three groups were assigned a technical problem simulating a potential data breach. The…

Streets of Shadows

LECMgt is always busy with simulations and exercises for clients around the world. People often ask if we design commercial board games. The answer is we occasionally design commercial games. Last year Roger Mason’s granddaughter Emma called to talk about her latest history project. She was studying the fashion designer Coco Chanel. She asked her…

Travel Safety Tips

by Roger Mason   Introduction Summer will be here soon. Individuals, families, professionals, students, and academics will be traveling around the world. International travel has never been easier. One of the best parts of my job is traveling. I have been to some incredible places and met some very interesting people. As tempting as travel…

Why Your School Needs a Threat Assessment?

Roger Mason, PhD In the aftermath of recent school shootings, people routinely ask if their school is safe. Administrators face the question whether they have done enough to ensure safety on their campuses. But how do you determine if you have done enough? How do you know if your plans will work and if your…

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…

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