One of the goals of the DoD Net Centric vision is to provide visibility into the Modeling & Simulation (M&S) resources across the DoD enterprise. In order to manage and employ M&S capabilities effectively, senior leaders and managers must have visibility into the DoD’s M&S portfolio; organizations supported by M&S need visibility into the tools, data, and services that meet their requirements; and M&S developers need access to what has already been created in order to capitalize on existing investments.
The Defense M&S Catalog was established by Defense Modeling & Simulation Coordination Office to support the visibility component of the net centric data strategy 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 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. This Catalog also supports direct system-to-system publishing from organizations who already maintain their own data repository. An overview of the Defense M&S Catalog will be presented along with the EMBR main search features and functions.