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LIVE TRAINING COMMUNITY
YOUR COMMUNITY RESOURCE FOR THE LT2 TRAINING SUITE
COL Gary McLeod
Project Manager for Training Devices
LtCol Luis Lara
Program Manager Training Systems (PM TRASYS)
Col Patrick Hittle
Director of Training and Education Capabilities Division (TECD)
WELCOME
Welcome to the Live Training Community portal, where we develop, support, and communicate our live training initiatives for the Army and Marine Corps. Our intent is to facilitate communication with developers, users, and our industry partners to support standards and common solutions for live training. Our goal is to reduce total ownership costs while improving quality, interoperability, and reusability across live, virtual, constructive, and Joint training and test domains for our Soldiers, Marines, our joint Services partners, and the Nation.
LATEST NEWS, EVENTS, & BRIEFINGS
See Attachments September 21, 2018
Mark your calendars to attend the PM TRADE - 2018 I/ITSEC events listed at the attached flyer
See Attachments February 27, 2018
View the new CTIA: Better Buying Power Video
See Attachments November 29, 2017
PM TRADE TSIS Update Briefing Presented at I/ITSEC, 29 NOV 17
See Attachments June 2, 2017
See attached for the current PM TRADE Operational Environment chart.
See Attachments June 16, 2017
Slides presented at the 15 June 2017 Training & Simulation Industry Symposium
See Attachments May 12, 2017
MOUT town mayhem: Marines practice life-saving skills during Squad Overmatch

View Video here: Link 1 OR Link 2

View Story here: Story
See Attachments March 30, 2017
Squad Overmatch Experiment Executive Summary
See Attachments March 8, 2017
This public release version of the SOvM experiment findings highlights individual and team performance improvements of 26% to 43% across multiple skill areas in the final and most complex/stressful live mission.
See Attachments February 9, 2017
In collaboration with PM TRADE and the LT2 Product Line, the Project Manager, Integrated Training Environment (PM ITE) announces public availability of the new Synthetic Simulation Transformation (S2T) Portal for use by Government, industry, educational institutions and other stakeholders interested in information, collaboration, and support related to PM ITE and the new S2T Product Line. The portal provides visibility into shared assets, products, standards and governance processes. Meeting notices are being distributed for users to attend a training session on using the S2T Portal. If you have any questions, please direct them to the S2T Portal administrator, Mr. Armando Hernandez, (407) 384-5355. The S2T Portal is located at https://www.s2tportal.mil.
See Attachments January 3, 2017
Articles by Sgt. Aaron Ellerman, ARCENT Public Affairs, on Squad Overmatch training capability implementation at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

View Article here: Squad Overmatch

View Article here: Squad Overmatch
See Attachments December 19, 2016
Squad Overmatch garners National Training and Simulation Association top honor in the training category during I/ITSEC 2016 to add to the Army's Project Manager Training Devices' Center of Excellence for Technology Innovation & Horizontal Integration line of recognitions for top business practices/programs for live training.
See Attachments December 19, 2016
Squad Overmatch named Team Orlando Collaboration Award winner.
View Article here: Squad Overmatch
See Attachments September 21, 2016
Link to article from Team Orlando: PM TRADE wins Army Award

Link to photos from ceremony at Pentagon: Ceremony Photos
See Attachments August 18, 2016
The Department of the Army recently announced that PM TRADE's Live Training Transformation (LT2) program has been chosen for the Lean Six Sigma Excellence Awards Program (LEAP) Process Improvement Excellence Award. Last year the LT2 product line generated a significant return-on-investment within PM TRADE's live training systems acquisition portfolio, generating over $23 million in cost avoidance in post deployment software support. Since program inception in 2001, the LT2 product line has generated nearly $800 million in cost avoidance across multiple fielded products at over 200 locations worldwide.
See Attachments June 27, 2016
Army training looks at human dimension
View the article here.
See Attachments March 11, 2016
"For soldiers, laser tag training not just fun and games" - Article from Orlando Sentinel, 11 March 2016.
The link to the article is here: For soldiers, laser tag training not just fun and games
See Attachments January 8, 2016
Report summarizes the 2015 SOvM-TC3 pilot study and includes changes for the 2016 experiment within the first 24 pages. Remaining document contains the Outbrief and the Squad flip book.
See Attachments November 16, 2015
Squad Overmatch Study-Tactical Combat Casualty Care (SOvM-TC3) completed a month long study on 6 NOV at Fort Benning with four Army and three Marine squads with an emphasis on TC3, along with an improved curriculum. Each squad had three days of intensive training in the classroom, on Army Games for Training and in Live MOUT exercises. The Instruction, Practice and Application curriculum and scenarios were designed by a team of distinguished SME across multiple domains. SOvM-TC3 was such a success that Combined Arms Center CG directed requirements documents be developed in 180 days that span the entire array of SOvM-TC3 functional realism and training curriculum.
See Attachments November 2, 2015
PM TRADE is planning to conduct a FASIT Working Group to discuss the final development and release of the FASIT 2.0 Standard. If there are any issues or concerns that you would like to discuss during the working group please send them to james.r.griffith56.civ@mail.mil.

Date: Dec 1-2
Location: Partnership 3 Room 321B
3100 Technology Pky, Orlando, FL 32826 RSVP by Nov 25 to Janis Patterson
Email: janis.b.patterson.ctr@mail.mil
Phone: (407) 208-3431See Attached PowerPoint for Details

See Attached PowerPoint for Details
See Attachments September 25, 2015
PM TRADE has published DRAFT copies of two ICDs on the portal for industry comment. The draft “LT2 Issue Tracker ICD” defines a programmatic (Web Service) interface that allows external issue trackers to integrate with the LT2 Portal Issue Tracker to bidirectionally share and synchronize issue tracking information in near real time. The draft “LT2 Lifecycle ICD” defines a programmatic (Web Service) interface that allows external Life Cycle Management Systems (LCMSs) to register to bidirectionally share and synchronize life cycle support data, such as as-fielded Technical Data Package (TDP) and bill-of-material (BOM) information, with the LT2 LCMS.

The ICDs are located in the Draft Standards Document Repository files folder of the “PM TRADE Interface Standards - Industry Working Group” collaboration area on the portal. If you are not already a member of the “PM TRADE Interface Standards - Industry Working Group” collaboration area, go to the main collaboration page and click on “Request Membership”; the standards collaboration area will be the first one in the list.

PM TRADE is requesting industry comments be provided on these ICDs by submitting a new issue to the LT2 Standards Help Desk issue tracker.
See Attachments September 14, 2015
PM TRADE is planning to conduct a FASIT Working Group to discuss the final development and release of the FASIT 2.0 Standard. The intent is conduct the meeting during ITSEC week at PEO STRI. If there are any issues or concerns that you would like to discuss during the working group please send them to james.r.griffith56.civ@mail.mil. More information to follow along with the agenda.
See Attachments July 1, 2015
APM TRADE information book of programs and initiatives is attached.
See Attachments June 26, 2015
Please see links for the award announcement and winners.

The Department of Defense presented the FY 2014 Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards today in a ceremony at the Pentagon.

Value engineering is a Department of Defense effort to continually analyze defense organizations, facilities, and processes to determine "best value," or the best relationship between worth and cost consistent with required performance, quality, and safety of essential functions and products. Value engineering contributes to the department's overall "Better Buying Power" initiative, which seeks to streamline operations, improve quality, and reduce or avoid costs.

The Value Engineering Achievement Awards Program provides an incentive for government and defense industry partners to improve the value of weapon systems and programs by promoting innovation and creativity. During FY 2014, the department executed in-house value engineering proposals and accepted contractor-initiated value engineering change proposals producing a combined actual savings and cost avoidance of $5.5 billion.

The Value Engineering Achievement Awards acknowledge outstanding achievement and encourage additional projects to improve government and contractor productivity. The department selected award winners in five categories: program/project, individual, team, organization, and special.

The award announcement can be found here

The individuals and teams recognized for their value engineering activities can be found here
See Attachments June 5, 2015
Life Cycle Product-line Management (LCPM) Industry Day is Monday, June 08, 2015 at 1400. Industry Day briefing will take place in the Partnership II Rm 208. Attached brief is provided as a read ahead.
See Attachments June 18, 2015
TSIS 2015 PM TRADE Presentation attached.
See Attachments April 22, 2015
The LT2 Portal will have a new domain name. The new name is lt2portal.mil effective Friday evening 24 April. The old name lt2portal.org will automatically redirect to the new name.
See Attachments February 4, 2015
The MILES VTESS Source Sought Notice was published to the STRI BOP and FEDBIZOPS on 3 FEB 15. Industry Days will be on 23-27 FEB 15.
See Attachments January 6, 2015
The December 2014 edition of the Team Orlando 10-4 newsletter contains an article, "Squad Overmatch Study team wins national Army award." The full article is located here:
Squad Overmatch Article
See Attachments December 3, 2014
The PM TRADE TSIS Update briefing provided at I/ITSEC on 2 Dec 2014
See Attachments December 1, 2014
The Department of the Army's Modeling and Simulation Office has announced its selections for top programs and individuals for Fiscal Year 2014. Congratulations to the Squad Overmatch Study Team for being selected the top team in the Training category.
See Attachments November 24, 2014
PM TRADE has released a new version of the 'LT2 Product Line Distribution Agreement'. Changes includes the definition language for LT2 assets, updated policies, and the requirement for a Corporate/Organization executive official (i.e., vice president, legal counsel, contracting officer, etc.) to include their contact information and signature in addition to the requesting user's contact information. The new distribution agreement goes into effect immediately. There will be forthcoming guidance regarding the deprecation of current agreements in place with LT2 stakeholders and the requirement to submit the new agreement.
See Attachments November 20, 2014
At I/ITSEC 2014, PM TRADE personnel will deliver these paper presentations with co-authors:

"Continuous Monitoring of Cybersecurity in a Training System Environment" - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3 • 1700 • S320F

"Cybersecurity Impacts of a Cloud Computing Architecture in Live Training" - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4 • 1400 • S320C

"Aviation Training: The Ups and Downs!" THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4 • 1030-1200 • S320D
See Attachments November 4, 2014
The article highlights work on an important subject for Soldiers and what they face, and emphasizes how many organizations are working it in concert.

Squad Overmatch Study Article on ARLinside
See Attachments October 30, 2014
An article on firing ranges and target systems is published in the October 2014 Military Training Technology (MT2) journal. The article is written by Henry Canaday, MT2 Correspondent. The link to the article is here:
Right on Targets
See Attachments October 30, 2014
An article on the Squad Overmatch Study is published in the October 2014 Military Training Technology journal. The article is written by Rick Gregory, PEO STRI Strategic Communications Support Staff. The link to the article is here:
Overmatch Study Article
See Attachments October 8, 2014
The Squad Overmatch Study - The Human Dimension final report attached.
See Attachments September 22, 2014
At the 18th International Software Product Line Conference (SPLC) on September 19, 2014 in Florence, Italy, the LT2 product line was inducted into the International Software Product Line Hall of Fame, in recognition as a worldwide leader in software product line development and management. The LT2 product line is the first US Army program to ever be inducted into this elite fraternity. The SPLC Hall of Fame website http://splc.net/fame.html states:

“Each Software Product Line Conference (SPLC) culminates with a session in which members of the audience nominate systems for induction into the Software Product Line Hall of Fame. Those nominations feed discussions about what constitutes excellence and success in product lines. The goal is to improve software product line practice by identifying the best examples in the field.”

Until this year, there were just twenty members in this distinguished hall, with industry leaders like Toshiba, Nokia, Hewlett Packard, General Motors, and Boeing amongst the members.
See Attachments April 15, 2014
View the new CTIA: Better Buying Power Video
See Attachments July 23, 2014
Pages 62-67 of just released Army AL&T (July-Sept 2014) journal contains an article co-authored by Dr. Jeremy Lanman (PM TRADE - CTIA and LT2) and Mr. Amit Kapadia (PM Con Sim - OneSAF) on Training as a Service (TaaS) for PEO STRI.
Training as a Service
See Attachments June 25, 2014
The Department of Defense (DOD) announced winners of the fiscal 2013 Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards today. During fiscal 2013, the department executed in-house value engineering proposals and accepted contractor-initiated value engineering change proposals producing a combined actual savings and cost avoidance of $5.5 billion.

Value engineering is DOD's effort to continually analyze defense organizations, facilities, and processes to achieve essential functions and products at the lowest cost consistent with required performance, reliability, quality, and safety. Value engineering contributes to the department's overall "Better Buying Power" initiative, which seeks to streamline operations, improve quality, and reduce or avoid costs.

"Affordability is an enduring principle of the department and value engineering helps to deliver more capability at reduced cost to the taxpayer," said Alan Shaffer, principal deputy, in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. "Both DOD civilians and our contractors use value engineering to identify and implement innovative ideas that provide the department better solutions at lower cost."

The Value Engineering Achievement Awards Program provides an incentive for government and defense industry partners to improve the value of weapon systems and programs by promoting innovation and creativity. The department selected award winners in five categories: program/project, individual, team, organization, and contractor. In addition, the department awarded "Joint Service and Special" awards to recognize innovative applications or approaches that expand the traditional scope of value engineering.
See Attachments January 24, 2014
Combat Training Center Upgrades Support Army Chief's Vision - Army magazine article, Feb 2014 edition. The Army magazine is The Magazine of the Association of the United States Army.

View the article here
See Attachments January 9, 2014
An article titled "Second Generation Product Line Engineering Takes Hold in DoD" has been published in the current January/February 2014 edition of CrossTalk - The Journal of Defense Software Engineering.

View the CrossTalk website here
View the article (pages 12-18) here.
See Attachments December 6, 2013
In the December 2013 I/ITSEC edition of Military Training Technology (MT2), the Location of Miss and Hit (LOMAH) system is featured on pages 36-37. See this link for the article.
See Attachments December 3, 2013
PM TRADE Component Architecture & Interface Standards I/ITSEC 2013 Brief
See Attachments September 4, 2013
The paper, "Multinational Standardization of Live Training Solutions", was presented jointly by PM TRADE and United Kingdom MoD at the 2013 ITEC in Roma de Fiora, Italy. This presentation describes some common live training themes by identifying related live training requirements and capabilities between both allied Armies. Furthermore, it describes each organization's approach to standards and a unified architecture that seeks to promote systematic reuse and homogeny across live training solutions, and facilitates interoperability in support of Joint, multinational training.
See Attachments September 4, 2013
The paper, "Employing Service Orientation to Enable Training as a Service in the U.S. Army" was presented at the 2013 International IEEE Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E) on 25 MAR 13 in San Francisco, CA. This paper describes the migration of CTIA to Training as a Service (TaaS) using a specific set of modern computing technologies that will enable rapid delivery of training capabilities across servers, mobile devices, and heterogeneous platforms. Specifically service-oriented architecture (SOA) and cloud computing are considered which can satisfy the requirements of the TaaS and COE, and meet user demands for an enhanced training experience. Furthermore, this paper discusses the approach taken to elicit the future needs of the Army's live training community, and how cloud computing and SOA are leveraged to meet required capabilities. Lastly, this paper discusses some unique considerations on SOA-related security issues.
See Attachments September 4, 2013
"The Challenges of Applying Service Orientation to the U.S. Army's Live Training Software Product Line", was presented at the 2013 International Software Product Line Conference (SPLC) on 28 AUG 13 in Tokyo, Japan. This paper addresses the challenges of adopting SOA into an existing software product line, the unique circumstances of the LT2 SOA environment, and presents a set of analysis and design considerations for the product line engineering community. In addition, during the conference, the LT2 Product Line was nominated as the first U.S. Army entity for the International SPLC Hall of Fame. The nomination will go through a validation process by the SPLC Hall of Fame committee and new inductees will be announced at SPLC 2014, which will be held in Florence, Italy, next September.
See Attachments July 9, 2013
To the Defense Acquisition Workforce,

Attached is the first annual report on the Performance of the Defense Acquisition System. I have been talking about producing this report for well over a year now and I am happy to finally be able to release the inaugural edition. The report will be expanded upon and updated each year. It represents the beginning of an effort to assess how well we are doing at delivering products to our warfighters, how our performance is changing over time, and, most importantly, to begin to better understand how we can improve that performance.



This report focuses on a subset of the work done in the broad acquisition system— the major programs—and it focuses on our ability to execute programs within cost and schedule baselines during development and early production. Admittedly, this is just a fraction of the work we do, and future reports will expand on this data—but this is the most visible and frequently criticized area of our performance, so it is a good place to start. There also is a fairly wide array of data available on these programs.



Among other things, the report covers performance differences among the Military Departments, buying commands, and major primes. The first thing I expect most readers to do will be to look up their own institutions to see how well they are doing in comparison to others. Good. Go right ahead. Whatever your institution’s relative performance, I can assure you there is room for improvement. We have attempted to make a number of correlations in the report. Some of the results are likely to surprise you. Many of the items we have focused on over the years do not correlate strongly to the outcomes measured here; our conventional wisdom about defense acquisition isn’t always correct.



The purpose of this report, in part, is to use the data “as is” to help us critically think about and better understand our performance and the actions we can take to improve our organizations’ performance. For that reason, the approach taken is to present the data without a great deal of discussion. The report does raise a number of questions about why we are seeing the results portrayed here and provides some insight on what we can do to affect those results. In a few years, I hope to see some of the trends shown here improving as we focus on emulating the best practices that this data can help us identify.



We shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that we provide our warfighters with the best equipment in the world, but we also can’t avoid the fact that we should be able to achieve this goal faster and cheaper. Let me call your attention to one piece of data in the report—the summary of the Program Assessment and Root Cause Analysis Office’s reviews of Nunn McCurdy cost breaches over the last few years found on Page 34. Far and away the most significant factor in these large overruns is poor management performance. We can do better, and this report is a tool to help us achieve that end as all of us involved in defense acquisition, in government and in industry, work to continuously improve the outcomes we achieve.



Frank Kendall

Under Secretary of Defense

Acquisition, Technology & Logistics
See Attachments July 3, 2013
The May/June 2013 "Inside STRI" newsletter is attached. Please see page 9 for an article, "Government, Industry Launch New Standards to Boost Live Training Capabilities
See Attachments June 19, 2013
PM TRADE's Target Modernization program was recognized and awarded the PEO STRI Team Achievement Recognition (STAR) Award for Project Execution at the 2013 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Sunshine Chapter Army Ball on 15 June 2013. Please see the attached for the winning nomination and accomplishments of the Target Modernization program.
See Attachments May 16, 2013
Team Orlando News: PM TRADE Launches Initiative With Industry Partners article. Click here
See Attachments May 13, 2013
Field OPS Sustainment IPT slides presented during the A-TESS Industry Day on 9 May 2013
See Attachments April 5, 2013
The article, "PM TRADE Develops Next Generation of LOMAH Technology", is in this month's recently released Military Training Technology magazine.
See Attachments April 5, 2013
A "PM TRADE UPDATE" is in this month's recently released Military Training Technology magazine.
See Attachments March 22, 2013
OneTESS is preparing for its production acquisition - an RFI was released on 21 Mar 2013. Please visit the PEO STRI Business Opportunities Portal (STRI BOP) to find out how you can get involved.
See Attachments February 8, 2013
Due to a change in requirements the Live Training Standards Working Group scheduled for 5 and 6 March 2013 is cancelled. Another Live Training Standards Working Group will be scheduled at a later date. The announcement will be posted on FedBizOpps and the PEO STRI Business Opportunities Portal: Click here.
See Attachments February 5, 2013
See Attachments February 5, 2013
See link for complete article by Dolly Rairigh Glass. Click here.
See Attachments January 24, 2013
PM TRADE in conjunction with TCM-L recently tested and accepted 3 qualification ranges, which have been augmented with a Location of Hit and Miss (LOMAH) instrumentation. The LOMAH technology provides the trainee with the exact location of rounds fired against a target silhouette, regardless of whether the shot hits or misses the silhouette. The LOMAH technology has been integrated into the FASIT and TRACR Suite products, and represents a significant advancement in helping manage range life cycle costs through increased efficiencies and effectiveness methods. Click here for article.
See Attachments January 16, 2013
A new Location of Miss and Hit (LOMAH) electronic shot detection and location system recently passed its Government Acceptance Test (GAT). The LOMAH system tracks rounds fired on or near targets to support Basic Rifle Marksmanship (BRM) training strategies. The new system improves rifle range efficiency, increases training effectiveness, and saves time for commanders and Soldiers. Click here.
See Attachments January 11, 2013
A new draft version of the Audio Visual Cue Standard is available for review and comment in the LT2 Standards collaboration area.
See Attachments January 11, 2013
A draft version of the Power and Placement Standard is available for review and comment in the LT2 Standards collaboration area.
See Attachments January 11, 2013
The Live Training Community Portal is now a Joint Services capability portal, as our USMC Live Training partners have joined forces with us to promote, utilize, and leverage each other's live training capabilities for Soldiers and Marines worldwide. Please check out the portal Welcome page.
See Attachments December 10, 2012
A-TESS Industry Day and Integration of Live Training Standards slides presented at I/ITSEC 2012.
See Attachments December 7, 2012
Please find our 2012 Live Training Campaign Plan Briefed at I/ITSEC.
See Attachments December 7, 2012
Product Support Publication Requirements presented at I/ITSEC 2012
See Attachments December 7, 2012
Homestation Instrumentation Training System (HITS) article in Army Magazine, December 2012 issue. Click here
See Attachments December 7, 2012
VICTORY Architecture and Standards Briefing to the Training Community slides presented at I/ITSEC 2012
See Attachments November 26, 2012
Congratulations to PEO STRI and PM TRADE employee Patrick Sincebaugh for his selection of the Fiscal Year 2012 Army Modeling and Simulation award in the Cross Cutting category (the Cross Cutting category meant the nominee was working an effort that cut across more than one of the other nomination categories of acquisition, analysis, experimentation, or testing). The theme for this year's award nominations was "M&S Enabling the Army in Transition". The title of Pat's winning nomination is "Embedded Training and Development of Common Test and Training Solutions
See Attachments November 26, 2012
Mr. Frank Kendal, our Defense Acquisition Executive, has shared his thoughts on the optimal program structure. His refreshing comments and challenge to acquisition leaders is a great follow up to his 14 Nov 12 update to the Better Buying Power (BBP) initiative. I recommend everyone read this article for insights and inspiration for a better way of approaching acquisition strategies - COL Flanagan.
See Attachments November 14, 2012
Today Dr. Ashton Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense, and Mr. Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, held a press briefing to introduce a preliminary version of Better Buying Power (BBP) 2.0. BBP 2.0 marks a milestone in the Department's continuing effort to deliver better value to the taxpayer and Warfighter by improving the way the Department does business.

Today's introduction marks the start of a two-month period during which stakeholders in industry and government (including the workforce) will have the opportunity to review and comment on the preliminary version of BBP 2.0.
Mr. Kendall will hold further engagements with elements of these stakeholders over the coming days. These include briefings with industry executives, a presentation at the Senior Leaders' Acquisition Training Conference, and an OUSD(AT&L) All-Hands briefing. During these engagements, Mr. Kendall will discuss progress made with the original BBP initiatives and provide background behind the transition to a new set.

Further background on BBP 2.0 is provided in the attached USD(AT&L) memorandum to the acquisition workforce, which includes two attachments. A fact sheet on BBP 2.0 is also attached. Once you have had the opportunity to gain an understanding of the revised initiatives, you are encouraged to provide feedback, which you may send to the following e-mail address: BetterBuyingPower@osd.mil.
See Attachments October 24, 2012
PM TRADE LT2 published two Live Training articles, "Live Training Goes Mobile" & "Asymmetric Training", in the October-December issue of Army AL&T Magazine, the flagship publication of the Army's Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (AL&T) community. They are now available online at http://armyalt.va.newsmemory.com]Link Text
See Attachments October 23, 2012
Live Training partners - GEN Odierno (CSA) published his Army Training Strategy on 3 Oct,"Training in a time of transition, uncertainty, complexity, and austerity." This strategy provides clear guidance and direction for our training systems that we will use to prioritize near-term efforts (FY13-14) and mid term (POM FY15-19). This is already driving decisions within live and the TSS community. COL Gene Reedy, TCM-Live, and I will provide our own insights of what this means for Live Training at our update at this year's I/ITSEC (Dec 12). COL Mike Flanagan, PM TRADE
See Attachments October 19, 2012
Annually, the Army Acquisition Corps recognizes it best team and individual performers. It is with great pride and honor that I send this note to inform our Army Live Training Community that the Live Training Transformation (LT2) Team has been selected as the 2012 Team of the Year in the Army Acquisition Corps in the category of Information Enabled Army.

It has been a great year for PM TRADE and the LT2 team, as the accomplishments of the team has been recognized not only in this award, but by others, to include:

• 2011 NTSA Modeling & Simulation Team of the Year - Acquisition
• 2012 PEO STRI Team of the Year - Program Execution

Much thanks for all you do to make these accomplishments happen. This is a big honor in this particular award - resultant by the contributions of many. Proud to be a part of this great team that recognizes the contributions of many toward doing great things for Soldiers in the Live Training lane, not only in the Army, but now extending into our works with the Marine Corps in an MOA with PM Training Systems (TRASYS).

COL Mike Flanagan
See Attachments August 27, 2012
"PM TRADE Takes Aim at Training with Indirect Fire" - this article is published by Army AL&T magazine at their online "Access AL&T". View the article here.
See Attachments August 27, 2012
COL(P) Mike Lundy approved and published the FY13 Warfighter Outcomes for Training and Education Domain to inform TRADOC's single 1-N gap list and to inform the TSS community. See attached:
CAC-T's Warfighter Outcomes (WFOs) for FY 2013
See Attachments July 26, 2012
Key excerpts from the draft Training Instrumentation System (T-IS) Capability Design Documents (CDDs) have been updated and have been made available for members of the LT2 portal.

T-IS CDD v1.0.1 para-6
See Attachments June 26, 2012
The Live Training Transformation (LT2) program was recognized and presented with the PEO STRI Team Achievement Recognition (STAR) Award for Project Execution at the AUSA Sunshine Chapter Army Ball on 16 June 2012. The citation read at the presentation - The Live Training Transformation (LT2) program is recognized as the Army’s Live Training model, and is in use by more than 16 major Army and Department of Defense Live Training programs, with more than 130 systems fielded. With 121 common components in the LT2 repository available for systematic reuse, the LT2 program has generated a significant return-on-investment to date within the Army Live Training System acquisition portfolio, generating an estimated $340 million in cost avoidance across the development and sustainment for Live Training Systems, to include locations across the Army at places like the Combat Training Centers and Home Stations.
See Attachments June 18, 2012
PM TRADE History Project - COL Flanagan and a team of volunteer TRADE veterans with support from UCF History Department are working to organize PM TRADE History and write the MILES Story. If you're interested in sharing your story and/or artifacts, please fill out the questionnaire. Please click here to complete the survey:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7DQ8K3S Thank you TRADErs.
See Attachments June 17, 2012
COL Gene Reedy, inbound TRADOC Capability Manager for Live Training (TCM-L). COL Reedy assumes responsibilities as the new TCM-L on 9 July 2012 after a two year assignment to the United States Army Central where he served as Chief of Operations, Current Operations supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom, and also served as Chief of Exercises, responsible for all Army exercise in the Central Command AOR. COL Reedy is an FA57 and knows the training community well. See his bio for details.
See Attachments June 17, 2012
COL Flanagan briefed Industry at the recent Training & Simulation Industry Symposium (TSIS) 2012 held at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld Orlando, FL. He notified industry that there were some recent changes to upcoming solicitations that would be provided in an updated briefing. See briefing section below.
See Attachments June 17, 2012
COL Flanagan has published the PM TRADE Vision for 2014 based on his shared vision with the TCM-L. This document provides the overarching guidance for PM TRADE development and acquisition activities out to 2014. See attached.
   
UPCOMING EVENTS
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BRIEFINGS
LT2 PRODUCT LINE
The LT2 Product Line focuses on live-training domain requirements to maximize component reuse, reduce fielding time, minimize programmatic costs, and enhance training benefits afforded to the warfighter. It includes live training systems in support of Home Station training, deployed training, Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) training, Combat Training Center (CTC) training, and instrumented live-fire range training. The LT2 product line is comprised of programs that use the Common Training Instrumentation Architecture (CTIA), the Future Army System of Integrated Targets (FASIT) architecture, and the LT2- CTIA components and services to implement the various product instantiations including:
CTC-IS HITS I-MTS JPMRC-IS I-TESS II DRTS RISCon TRACR LTEC
For additional information for LT2 and APM TRADE click here.
PRODUCT LINE VISION
Through successful execution of the product line strategy, LT2 will deliver a set of assets that provide integrated and interoperable training solutions for live collective training across the CTC, Home Station, deployed, and joint training domains. The LT2 product line vision is captured in the LT2 products and in the following program objectives:
Produce a product line architecture that completely supports live instrumentation, Tactical Engagement Simulation System (TESS), targetry, domain-specific services, and associated equipment for live training within the Army’s doctrine-based training process
Engineer a product line process and associated standards, tools, rules, and guidelines that foster development of both components and products that are compliant with the product line architecture
Produce a set of common plug-and-play applications in the product line architecture that are applicable across a wide range of LT2 programs
Encourage development of common applications and products and capture convincing evidence of the benefits of a product line approach
Provide a flexible architectural environment that will evolve to support all Army live training simulation systems, as well as integrate with emerging Army and joint architectures such as the Test and Training Enabling Architecture (TENA) and the Live, Virtual, Constructive Integrating Architecture (LVC-IA)
PM TRADE Industry Standards Collaboration Area
LT2 STANDARDS
The PM TRADE Paradigm, which encompasses the Live Training domain, is focused on developing standards and leveraging common components in order to provide inherent interoperability as principal, underlying architectures continue to be matured. Developing and implementing Live Training standards appropriately allows for improvements in the support for various mission programs and external efforts, direction of product-line configuration management, and organization of sustainment efforts.
One of the main cornerstones of the LT2 strategy is to capitalize on standardization to maximize commonality and facilitate interoperability, and subsequently promote cost savings across PM TRADE acquisitions. PM TRADE’s goal of standardization centers around a set of guidelines that support interoperability efforts within PM TRADE and across PEO STRI and the Army. Within this context, PM TRADE will follow a systematic knowledge management approach which uses a centralized repository, known as the LT2 Portal, to manage and control its architectures, standards, interfaces, processes, and requirements.
MISSION: To develop Live Training Standards to be used across PM TRADE in an effort to create commonality, promote re-use, and facilitate interoperability across the Live Training Domain.