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Get Ready for NDM 2022!

The 16th International Naturalistic Decision Making conference will be held October 25-27, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. Register now through June 30th for early-bird pricing.

Scenario of the Month

Film at Eleven

This month’s featured ShadowBox scenario is a re-purposed Tactical Decision Game (TDG). TDGs were popularized in the Marine Corps in the 1990s as a way to improve tactical skill and decision making ability. As one of the earliest TDGs, it long predates the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, although it has generated valuable discussions with applicability to both conflicts.


Focusing on the Problem – Part One

In Part One of John Schmitt's exploration of problem solving, he discusses the importance of adequately understanding a problem before coming up with a solution.


Observations on Nine Months of Decision-Making Training

Instead of pursuing a typical quarantine hobby (like baking homemade sourdough), John Schmitt spent his lockdown helping ROTC cadets further their military training. He describes the process of leading Tactical Decision Games remotely and the outcomes he observed.

Scenario of the Month

Enemy in the Assembly Area

This month's featured ShadowBox scenario is a re-purposed Tactical Decision Game (TDG).