DoD Conference Approval

MORS is actively working on getting DoD Conference Approval for this Workshop. We hope to have confirmation in September.

Confirmed Keynotes and Agenda

Tuesday, 22 October, 0945
Opening Keynote Presentation: 
Rear Admiral John Mauger, USCG; U.S. Cyber Command, Director of Exercises and Training. Link to bio


Thursday, 24 October, 1300
Closing Keynote Presentation: 
Major General B. Edwin "ED" Wilson, USAF, (Ret), Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy. Link to bio

View Workshop Agenda as of 16 September. Speakers and times are subject to change. 

Call for Abstracts

Submit an Abstract!
Submit an abstract on any of the following topics to present at the Cyber Wargaming Workshop!

Topics Include:

Wargaming Fundamentals - Unclassified
Advanced Wargaming Techniques - Unclassified
Cyberspace Wargaming - Classified
Cyber Data Science in Support of Wargaming - Classified
Cyberspace Wargaming Modeling and Simulation - Classified

Submission Deadline EXTENDED: 20 September



TOR as of 08-21-2019

Dr. Mark W. Lukens, OUSD I&IPM

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

Clearance Submission

DoD Contractors, U.S. Government and Military Participants:
Security Office can send your visit and clearance information through the DoD Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS).   You will need to provide IDA’s Security Management Office (SMO) Code 7A2934 and use Joseph Adams as the point of contact.

Non-DoD Participants/Non-JPAS Users:
Security Office can FAX your visit and clearance information via a Visit Authorization Letter (VAL) to 703-845-2588. 

To confirm receipt of clearance information, call (703) 845-2000 or (703) 845-6900.

Foreign Nationals
Individuals from FVEY countries are invited to attend the workshop, but will be restricted to attending UNCLASSIFIED sessions taking place at the Hilton Mark Center. Those participants MUST process a foreign visit request through their respective embassy. This request must be submitted by the embassy NLT 1 OCT 2019. Please see the TOR for further instructions.

Payment Options
The "Invoice Me" option can only be used for the registration fee.  This option won't appear if you have social tickets, CEU courses or tutorials in your cart.  If you need assistance registering please contact Ms. Tina Yan,

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Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22311

Reservations link:
Room Rate: $185 (per diem)
Deadline to Reserve: 27 September 2019
Parking: $18 per day (discounted from $28) 


Ms. Shelbie Jenkins, or (703) 933-9072

Ms. Tina Yan, or (703) 933-9076

Ms. Taniesha Sims, or (703) 933-9073