The DoD has outlined a Strategic Vision and goals for DoD Modeling and Simulation (M&S). One of the goals is to “Promote the sharing of tools, data, and information across the DoD Enterprise,” to enable reuse and interoperability of models, simulations, and associated data. Providing visibility into the Modeling & Simulation (M&S) resources across the DoD enterprise allows government agencies supported by M&S to see tools and data that may help meet their respective requirements. The Defense M&S Catalog was established by the Defense Modeling & Simulation Coordination Office (DMSCO) to support visibility and to provide an avenue for M&S organizations to make resources available for reuse. The Catalog is a collection point for enterprise discovery and actively seeks contribution of resources from M&S organizations. The Defense Enterprise Metacard Builder Resource (EMBR) tool complements the Catalog and was developed to offer organizations local control and management of their M&S assets which can then be published to the Defense M&S Catalog. EMBR 2.0 was recently released and it provides more enhancements allowing users more flexibility with resource management. The Defense M&S Catalog also supports direct system-to-system publishing from organizations who already maintain their own data repository.
The M&S catalog was the subject of a previous CSIAC webinar click here to view the recording and download the slides.