DMSCO proudly announces the launch of the M&S Guidebook. The M&S Guidebook is a compendium of short self-contained articles capturing key concepts, initiatives and programs. The intent of the guidebook is to provide DoD M&S practitioners an information resource to leverage existing knowledge, past experience, and available tools.
DMSCO would like to announce the public release of the Defense Modeling and Simulation Reference Architecture (DMSRA) document. The DMSRA was developed to enhance DoD M&S contributions to fielding a lethal, resilient, and rapidly adapting Joint Force; it guides M&S capability development and leverages advances in information technology (IT).
The Department of Defense (DoD) Modeling and Simulation Coordination Office (DMSCO) is the focal point for coordinating all matters regarding
modeling and simulation across the DoD for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering) (OUSD(R&E)).
Modeling and simulation (M&S) is an enabler of warfighting capabilities. It helps to save lives, to save taxpayer dollars, and to
improve operational readiness. DMSCO assists the DoD to use M&S in a cost-effective manner through tools, policies, standards, guidance, and
The use of simulations and simulators to provide training procedures improves individual and collective capabilities. Military forces train
with a wide range of simulated weapons, ships, aircraft, and other vehicles in conjunction with live training on actual equipment. Within
the military--and in other professions--, M&S helps provide a safer and lower resource-intensive rehearsal capability for a wide variety of training.
Training is one of the most employed of the M&S applications, but there are many other ways that M&S enables Department’s functions. In
particular, M&S is used to analyze and inform the Department decisions in acquiring new capabilities, adopting new tactics, processing
intelligence, and testing systems before they are put into the hands of our fighting forces.
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