In order to implement successful VV&A, all aspects of M&S must be harmonized - the expectations of the model users and developers, the requirements generator and the executor of those requirements. Successfully building on the foundation of need requires knowledge, precision, and correct documentation. In other words, the VV&A process must be thoroughly planned and thoughtfully executed throughout the M&S development cycle. Thus NMSO VV&A has created step-by-step guidance for VV&A implementation and provides support to those seeking to kick start their VV&A process.
DOD VV&A Implementation Handbook
The successful planning and execution of VV&A hinges on a solid understanding of the VV&A process and its intrinsic links to the M&S process. The DOD M&S VV&A Implementation Handbook provides a solid foundation for the understanding and successful execution of VV&A for both M&S managers and VV&A practitioners.
VV&A Documentation Tool
The VV&A Documentation Tool (VDT) is sponsored by the DoD M&S Steering Committee. The VDT produces standardized VV&A documentation compliant with MIL-STD-3022. The VDT can be used by all DoD- and Service-level Communities to meet net-centric architecture requirements for sharing, discovering, and retrieving VV&A information within the Global Information Grid (GIG) Enterprise in compliance with:
Although the mandate and requirements of VV&A are made clear conceptually by the VV&A Implementation Handbook successful execution of the described mandates may be more difficult. NMSO VV&A is happy to address your program-specific questions regarding VV&A implementation.