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TRADOC Analysis Center

Laboratory Information:

TRADOC Analysis Center
ATRC-PR
255 Sedgwick Avenue
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027-2345
Website: http://www.trac.army.mil/
Agency/Department: Dept. of Defense - Army
Region: Mid-Continent

FLC Laboratory Representative:

Mr. Daniel Derendinger
Phone: 913-684-7579
Fax: (913) 684-6894
Email: daniel.g.derendinger.civ.mail.mil

Background/History of the Laboratory:

TRAC is an analysis agency of the United States Army. TRAC conducts research on potential military operations worldwide to inform decisions about the most challenging issues facing the Army and the Department of Defense (DoD). TRAC relies upon the intellectual capital of a highly skilled workforce of military and civilian personnel to execute its mission. Ultimately, TRAC serves our Nation's soldiers by helping to define and underpin the concepts, requirements and programs that enable our Army to be the best organized, equipped, trained and ready Army in the world. TRAC conducts operations research (OR) on a wide range of military topics, some contemporary but most often set 5 to 15 years in the future. How should Army units be organized? What new systems should be procured? How should soldiers and commanders be trained? What are the costs and benefits of competing options? What are the potential risks and rewards of a planned military course of action? TRAC directly supports the mission of the Army's major command, the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), to develop future concepts and requirements while also serving the decision needs of many military clients. TRAC analysis enables change. The discipline of OR is built upon the collaboration of interdisciplinary team members who have mutually supporting knowledge, skills and experiences pertinent to the study problem. The TRAC building blocks of military operations analysis are future scenarios; leading edge models and simulations; realistic data about systems, forces, and behavior; and skilled operations analysts. Leading a core team of analysts, a TRAC Study Director may receive support from other TRADOC and Army agencies, and from other government agencies and industry as well. TRAC adheres to the proven principles of scientific inquiry and applies the problem solving model to perform its analysis. TRAC is a values-based organization with high standards of conduct and professional ethics.

Facilities:

Technology Transfer Mechanisms:

  • Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs)
  • Technical Assistance
  • TRAC Reimbursable Program

Technology Areas of Expertise:

  • Military operations research and analysis
  • Scenario development
  • Modeling and Simulation (M&S)