DoD 5000.59-P, "Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Master Plan"
This plan establishes numerous M&S activities. First, it establishes the DoD vision for DoD M&S and outlines a strategy for achieving future DoD M&S-based capabilities.
Second, it assigns M&S implementation
responsibilities and provides guidelines for the development, cooperation, and
coordination of DoD M&S efforts. Third, it establishes DoD M&S
objectives, identifies action, and, where possible, assigns responsibilities
for accomplishing them. Fourth, it provides a basis for developing supporting
plans and programs, including the DoD Modeling and Simulation Investment Plan
(MSIP), and the DoD Component's M&S master and investment plans. Fifth, it
provides justification for resource allocations to M&S within DoD
Component programming and budgeting processes and fosters the integration of
the defense and civilian M&S bases into a unified national and
international base using common standards, processes and methods.11