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Industry best practices specify that Independent Verification, Validation and Accreditation (IV&V) should be independent of any project and report directly to agency management in order to provide added assurance that reported results on the project’s status are unbiased. Use of an IV&V function is recognized as a best business practice and can help provide reasonable assurance that the system satisfies its intended use and user needs.

Our IV&V team has placed this posture into practice for our DoD customers for decades. We report to DoD management on the overall status of many projects and programs, including a discussion of any impacts or potential impacts to the project with respect to cost, schedule, and performance. These assessments involve reviewing project documentation, participating in meetings at all levels within the project, and providing periodic reports and recommendations, if deemed warranted, to senior management.

With vast experience in modeling and simulation (M&S), we bring expertise to any simulation software IV&V/Test and Evaluation (T&E) effort. DDL OMNI supported the requirements definition; Verification, Validation and Accreditation (VV&A); and T&E for Naval Warfare Gaming Systems (e.g., ENWGS), specifically a computer-based model that provides man-in-the-loop interaction while providing graphic depiction of the tracks of hundreds of friendly, neutral, and enemy forces. DDL OMNI served as the IV&V agent for a single, distributed, and seamlessly integrated simulation environment that permits integration of real-world and simulated assets of the U.S. Military Services and their allies on a virtual battlefield. We performed all the elements of IV&V, including—
  • Requirements derivation, maintenance, and traceability.
  • Generation and maintenance of risk assessment documents.
  • Derivation of acceptability criteria including essential elements and metrics.
  • Development and implementation of validation criteria and validation plans.
  • Development of use cases and vignettes to support results validation and form the basis for functional assessments, system functional assessments, and validation event plans.
  • Support of data certification functions.
DDL OMNI analysts are recognized SMEs in all aspects of validation efforts. We develop and execute all types of test plans and scenarios (verification, validation, regression, integration, etc.) and support acceptability criteria development, conceptual model validation, data certification, preliminary design review, and results or implementation validation. Leading the way in joint results validation, DDL OMNI analysts developed test plans that set the standard for cross-domain interaction validation procedures. The Joint Warfighting Center (JWFC) has adopted these cross-domain validation procedures and depends on DDL OMNI leadership and innovation in making implementation validation events successful.

DDL OMNI also served as the IV&V agent for the Virginia Modeling and Simulation Center (VMASC).  We have participated in software requirements definition, developed a list of essential elements that must be represented, developed use cases to ensure essential elements were adequately represented, conducted formal analysis of each simulation’s technology (including both hardware and software), conducted results validation, and provided recommendations on utilization and execution.