We write to invite you to join the Congressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus. The Caucus serves as an informal group of Members dedicated to highlighting how modeling and simulation technology can be used in the public and private sectors to solve critical problems.
In today’s world of tight budgets, limited access to physical training areas, and other complex challenges, modeling and simulation technology has many valuable applications. For example:
Doctors and medical students can train for complex medical procedures with hands-on simulation surgeries.
Disaster preparedness professionals can prepare for natural disasters by modeling the impact of certain weather patterns and earthquakes on a state’s infrastructure.
Transportation planners can ensure that transportation projects increase capacity and alleviate congestion by using modeling and simulation to analyze different road and public transit proposals.
The armed forces can maintain readiness by training in simulated, life-like battle scenarios to refine their skills and improve their combat effectiveness.
By using modeling and simulation, we can save money, enhance our preparedness, and make well-informed decisions and plans.
Modeling and simulation is one of the fastest-growing industries in the country, and one that already impacts or will soon impact nearly every sector of our economy. We encourage you to join the Congressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus to help us develop legislation and support policy initiatives that take full advantage of this important technology sector.