Responsibilities & Governance

The DoD Modeling and Simulation Coordination Office (DMSCO) directly assists and supports the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E)) in executing DoD M&S Enterprise responsibilities assigned in DoDD 5000.59. To accomplish this, DMSCO provides support, as shown in the diagram below, in three key areas:

  1. Governance: enterprise-level coordination among the M&S activities of the DoD Components and communities to encourage cooperation, synergy, and cost -effectiveness;
  2. Operations: which includes sustainment and operation of enterprise level capabilities that support USD(R&E) in the management and execution of DoD M&S Enterprise activities; and
  3. Technical Collaboration: a technical forum to advise and influence the DoD Enterprise on issues involving M&S.

DMSCO