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M&S is a key enabler of Department of Defense (DoD) capabilities, supports the full range and scope of DoD missions and operations, and underpins innovative solutions meeting national security challenges, and saves resources. Over the past 20-plus years, modeling and simulation (M&S) has become pervasive, almost ubiquitous, throughout the Department... Read more

  • May 27, 2020
    M&S organizations using EMBR to track meta data about their M&S resources and publish them to the Defense M&S Catalog benefited from changes made to the EMBR software. User interface improvements were made and a performance boost was given to the advanced search.
  • May 21, 2020
    Several new enhancements were added to the Defense M&S Catalog to aid the community in the discovery of reusable resources. The What’s New feature offers quick access to new or updated resources published and external content recently added; the Word Cloud highlights prominent words reflecting features within the search results that can be used to filter by; and the Relationship Diagram now harnesses the power of content analytics to suggest other highly correlated resources that might be of interest and also now expands nodes dynamically.
  • March 18, 2020
    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.
  • March 9, 2020
    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 collaborative forums.

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.

Defense Modeling & Simulation Coordination Office
4800 Mark Center Drive
Suite 16E08-08, Mailbox 46
Alexandria, Virginia 22350-3600
Phone: 571-372-6787
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