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Daily Archives: 18/01/2021

Connections North reminder (and programme)

This is a reminder that the CONNECTIONS NORTH 2021 professional (war)gaming conference will be held online on 19-21 February.

The current version of the conference programme can be found here. Issue to be explored at the conference include:

  • wargaming and other serious gaming in Canada
  • wargaming in smaller defence communities
  • Arctic wargaming
  • so long and thanks for all the fish (gaming fisheries protection)
  • gaming in the humanitarian and development sector
  • gaming hybrid warfare in the era of COVID-19
  • distributed gaming
  • wargaming for command decision support
  • diversity and inclusion in professional wargaming

Registration for the conference is via Eventbrite.

Sandia National Labs: internships in cyber wargaming

Sandia National Labs are looking for an undergraduate or graduate intern to work on cyber wargaming, specifically to help them design an experimental wargame to study cyber conflict between states. This is part of a three year project, called Tracing House, to study cyber deterrence strategic dilemmas through experimental wargaming. At the end of the project, they hope to develop new analytical methods and tools to identify strategies by human actors in cyberspace and examine how tradeoffs can impact stability and deterrence.

The full postings can be found here:

The minimum requirements for these postings are:

  • Currently attending and enrolled full time (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) in an accredited undergraduate program
  • Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer
  • U.S. citizenship

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