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CMSO and AETC Will Host 2024 Modeling and Simulation Summit

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The third annual 2024 Department of the Air Force (DAF) Modeling & Simulation (M&S) Summit will take place in San Antonio, Texas, May 7-9, 2024. The annual summit will be hosted by Richard Tempalski, DAF chief modeling and simulation officer, and Lt. Gen. Brian S. Robinson, commander of Air Education and Training Command.

“The DAF M&S enterprise includes thousands of employees around 70 organizations, spending about $4 billion per year,” said Tempalski. “Simply stated, the chief modeling and simulation office’s mission identifies enterprise M&S requirements and delivery of advanced M&S capabilities, which includes tools, data, and services to the warfighter.”

This year’s summit theme: “Training in a Digital World,” highlights the DAF’s drive to upskill personnel through digital training. The goal of the M&S Summit is to gather U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force M&S experts to learn about new M&S initiatives and techniques, network across military services and industry experts, and to hear technological leaders’ perspectives on how M&S can transition more training from the real world to digital. The three-day summit agenda includes:

  • Three keynote speakers - military, government, and industry leaders
  • Five distinguished panel discussions and Q&A sessions
    • DAF Senior Leaders
    • Training Modernization
    • Non-Commissioned Officer Panel
    • Government & Industry Partnership
    • Medical Simulation
  • Track Session Presentation Focus Areas:
    • Wargaming
    • Joint Coalition
    • AI, ML & the Cloud
    • Medical Simulations
    • Digital Engineering
    • M&S Policy and Standards
    • Multi-Domain Environment
    • M&S Analysis Tools and Infrastructure
    • NATO/ International Partners
    • Data Analysis/ Data Management
    • M&S Technology
    • Test and Experimentation
    • Advanced Training
    • Live, Virtual and Constructive (Blended)
    • Synthetic Environment
  • M&S Industry Exhibition Hall (May 7-9)
  • M&S Tool Overview (May 9)
  • Local High School Student Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program Tour of Technology Exhibit (May 9)

“In the context of the Department of the Air Force’s education and training, the M&S summit is a crucial gathering that serves as a pivotal forum to foster collaboration and strategic insights that contribute to the optimization of force development,” said Robinson.  “The summit is an opportunity to learn how to fuse air and space at all multi-domain operations through modeling and simulation initiatives and techniques.”

For the complete agenda, registration, call for presentations or more information visit: