Defense Systems Digest

24 AUGUST 2021

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James Purkiss

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James R. Purkiss

Computer Scientist, NAWCWD

I have worked at China Lake for the U.S. Naval Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) for five years as a computer scientist.
Most of my work has revolved around modeling and simulation, with some analysis in lethality. I have worked with the System of Systems
Test Environment group as a developer, focusing on the Advanced Framework for Simulation, Integration, and Modeling and the Test
and Training Enabling Architecture framework. My latest role is the model manager for the Maritime Lethality Toolset (MLAT). MLAT is
working toward providing an on-th-efly lethality data generation and analysis tool of maritime targets.

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