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Topics Include:

Wargaming Fundamentals
Advanced Wargaming Techniques
Cyberspace Wargaming
Cyber Data Science in Support of Wargaming
Cyberspace Wargaming Modeling and Simulation
White Cell (Invitation Only)



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 and U.S. Government and military visitors can send visit and clearance information two ways:

  1. 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.


  1. Security Office can FAX your visit and clearance information by a Visit Authorization Letter (VAL) to 703-845-2588.  This FAX is monitored daily by the Reception Desk.

 Non-DoD visitors

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.

Important Resources

2018 Cyberspace Wargaming & Analytics Final Report

Agenda (Coming soon)

TOR (Coming soon)



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MORS Sponsor



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All Others



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* IDA Employees, please contact Ms. Tina Yan,, to register.


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

Ms. Tina Yan, or (703) 933-9076

Ms. Taniesha Sims, or (703) 933-9073


Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22311
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Room Rate: $185 (per diem)
Deadline to Reserve: 20 September 
Parking: $18 per day (discounted from $28)