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M&S is developed, maintained, and applied most efficiently and effectively if efforts are coordinated at all levels. At the scientific, technical, and operational support level, this coordination drives the mission of the Modeling and Simulation Information Analysis Center (MSIAC). The MSIAC’s goal is to be a single, integrated support activity for the use, employment, and sustainment of M&S. The MSIAC operates under charter from the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) and is guided by the Modeling and Simulation Coordination Office (M&S CO). The MSIAC helps ensure that all M&S capabilities resident across the DoD, within U.S. industry supporting DoD and in academia are available for re-use, and also educates and trains a superior M&S workforce to innovate, evaluate, and apply these M&S capabilities.
This paper presents the roles and missions of the MSIAC and how it is helping M&S reach its potential. The MSIAC collects, stores, analyzes, and disseminates M&S information generated in development of DoD capabilities. Current knowledge products include help desk responses, tailored technology reviews and summaries, education and training courses, and special projects in repositories; verification, validation, and accreditation; standards compliance testing; and simulation assessments. The MSIAC’s capability is based on its expertise in M&S-related technology, experience applying advanced technology, strong military operations experience, and extensive warfighter experience and perspective.
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