NDIA’s Human Systems Division promotes the exchange of technical information and discussions between government, industry and academia, and the expansion of research and development in areas related to the human as a system whose performance must be integrated into any military system of systems. To this end, the division will serve as an infrastructure by providing a variety of ways for government, industry and academia to collaborate to advance human performance in air, land, sea, space and cyberspace through research, education and consultation.
ObjectiveThe division’s objectives are to:
- Advocate human-centered research to promote the integration technologies to optimize and protect the war fighter’s cognitive and physiologic capabilities to successfully operate in air, land, sea, space and cyberspace environments.
- Promote discussions about the circumstances that make the human factor a top priority in research, development, test and evaluation.
- Advocate the implementation of human performance abilities and limits in the design of products and technologies for applications in all physical domains.
- Conduct studies and prepare reports in response to requests from the DoD human systems community to recommend solutions to specific problems or issues related to human performance in complex systems.
- Advocate, lead and influence increased discussion and research on the elements of the human-system integration domain such as manpower, personnel, training, safety, suitability, habitability, occupational health (including operational medicine), environment and human factors engineering.