Director’s Introduction

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Posted: February 9, 2016 | By: Jesse Citizen


Welcome to the inaugural special modeling and simulation (M&S) edition of the Journal of Cyber Security & Information Systems, published by the Cyber Security & Information Systems Information Analysis Center (CSIAC). In lieu of continuing publication of the quarterly M&S Journal we have transitioned to a more visible venue in collaboration with the CSIAC with this inaugural edition.

Where the CSIAC’s journal normally carries two or three M&S-specific articles, this special edition focuses solely on M&S.

Since the Defense M&S Coordination Office (DMSCO) was established in 1991, two of our primary goals for the Department have been interoperability and reuse of M&S tools and data. But, you can’t reuse what you don’t know about.

As the focal point for Defense M&S, we work to enable interoperability and reuse by facilitating the sharing of information and benefits of M&S across the Defense M&S Community, to include industry, academia, and our international partners.

For example, within the Department’s M&S management structure we conduct:

  1. quarterly meetings of the Deputies of the DoD M&S Steering Committee;
  2. weekly situation reports to the Deputies;
  3. presentations and demonstrations at M&S Community events like the Interservice and Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (IITSEC);
  4. participation in NATO, The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP), and bilateral activities;
  5. visits to M&S stakeholder organizations; and
  6. publishing articles in the CSIAC’s journal.

My intent, working through the M&S Journal Editorial Board, is to produce an annual M&S special edition that focuses on a particular theme or topic. For this inaugural issue, we asked the Services and other DoD Components to provide a snapshot of the state of M&S in their organizations.

If you are reading this you are likely a member of the Defense M&S Community. I hope you find it informative and useful.

We would like your feedback. If you have comments or questions please contact the DMSCO at

Finally, my thanks to the organizations who contributed to this first M&S special edition and to the CSIAC for working with us to make it possible.

Jesse Citizen
Director, DMSCO

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