Overview

Chair:           
Dr. Mark W. Lukens, OUSD I&IPM

Co-Chairman:       
Mr. Phillip Pournelle 

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (OUSD) for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S), cyber programs, will host a Military Operations Research Society (MORS) workshop in October 2019 in the National Capital Region focused on cyberspace wargaming and analytics.  The primary objective of the workshop is to build upon the success of the 2018 Cyber Wargaming Workshop and continue the collaboration on data, models and wargaming best practices and sharing lessons for current cyberspace wargames and operations.  This includes describing the current state, clarifying gaps and developing solutions for cyberspace operations data, models and wargaming.  The workshops are geared to span the spectrum of wargaming experience from the novice wargamer, who want to increase their knowledge of wargaming techniques in the training working groups, to master game designers, who want to share and increase the wargaming body of knowledge within a cyber-context.  A new addition this year is a working group which will focus on cyber data science.

We have now experienced over 10 years of adversaries writing the rules of the game for combined cyberspace and cyber-kinetic operations.  This workshop will share and record the knowledge gained from the community’s recent experience in developing cyber assessments and wargames.  In addition, we will also look at both analytic tools for operations support and techniques for project, program, and portfolio management in the DoD.  Participants gained valuable understanding of the tools, skills, and knowledge required to assist in developing ways to advance cyber wargaming.  Key topics are:

  1. Techniques for measuring cyberspace operations Return on Investment (ROI)
  2. Analysis in support of cyberspace operational, policy, and programmatic decision makers
  3. Methods and models used to generate metrics and their usefulness to operational, policy, and programmatic decision makers
  4. Cyberspace operations data collection techniques, data validation, and big data processing
  5. Operational and tactical assessments to support of cyberspace operations in the military decision making process
  6. Unique indicators in cyberspace and how best to correlate with specific, desired effects

Terms of Reference and Draft Agenda

Coming soon!

Call for Abstracts

Coming soon!

Contacts

Event:
Ms. Shelbie Jenkins, shelbie.jenkins@mors.org or (703) 933-9072

Registration:
Ms. Tina Yan, tina.yan@mors.org or (703) 933-9076

Security: 
Ms. Taniesha Sims, taniesha.sims@mors.org or (703) 933-9073

Lodging

Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22311
Reservations link: https://book.passkey.com/e/49900217
Room Rate: $185 (per diem)
Deadline to Reserve: 20 September 
Parking: $18 per day (discounted from $28)