Modeling & Simulation

Modeling and Simulation (M&S) is defined as the use of models, including emulators, prototypes, simulators, and stimulators, either statically or over time, to develop data as a basis for making managerial or technical decisions.

Recent Inquiries

Critical Infrastructure Linkage and Dependency Modeling for Homeland Defense

What existing tools and techniques could be applied to modeling the linkages and dependencies between critical US infrastructure components?

Assessing the Operational System Risk Imposed by the Infrastructure Deployment Pipeline Workflow

What is the operational system risk imposed by the infrastructure deployment pipeline workflow?


Leveraging Blockchain Technologies to Secure Document Dissemination in the Defense RDT&E Community

Leveraging the HyperLedger blockchain platform and drawing upon lessons learned from digital rights management (DRM) initiatives, NIRA is working with the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) to develop a solution that promotes effective document and…

Explainable, Do-It-Yourself Artificial Intelligence Supporting the DoD and the Intelligence Community

Although artificial intelligence (AI) continues to make rapid advances in the automation of many analysis and operations tasks, the development and training of AI models typically require detailed AI engineering or research expertise. Once a…

Data Science and Machine Learning (ML)-Enabled Terminal Effects Optimizations

Existing procedures in warhead design are laborious and expensive, which limit the ability to fully explore all potentially viable solutions. This webinar will discuss the use of data science and machine learning (ML)-enabled terminal effects…


I/ITSEC 2022

This year’s I/ITSEC theme is “Accelerate Change by Transforming Training — ‘It’s Time to ACTT!!’” Though the specific program has not yet been released, past conferences have featured modeling and simulation, machine learning, cyber communications,…

MODSIM World 2022

This year’s conference will bring together leaders in the modeling and simulation (M&S) field focused on novel M&S applications and practices targeted at preparing for a rapidly changing future. This unique, multidisciplinary, and international conference…


Conference topics include: Environment and Sustainable Aviation Autonomy and AI Safety and Human Factors Modeling, Simulation and Testing Additive Manufacturing and Materials Cybersecurity/Cyber-Physical Security Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Leadership (IDEAL) Advanced Air Mobility (AAM)…