To provide common products, to support initiatives, to lead process improvement efforts and to make policy recommendations to Army leadership for improving and closing interoperability gaps between the Modeling and Simulations (M&S) domain and the Mission Command (MC) domain by employing the following chartered objectives: seamless interoperability between M&S and MC systems; alignment of M&S and MC standards, architectures and common MC components; identification of requirements for M&S and MC systems to support interoperability.
The SIMCI program is focused on improving interoperability between the M&S domain and the MC domain. SIMCI uses an Overarching Integrated Product Team (OIPT) approach with more than 30 member organizations Army wide to include the Army Staff, capability developers and materiel developers. The OIPT addresses five key SIMCI components: architecture alignment, common data/object models, common standards, reusable component interfaces and programmatic-processes/certification/education. SIMCI executes part of its mission through an annual project call that focuses on unique applied research areas that support interoperability between M&S and Mission Command Systems. Past products from the annual project call include extensions to the Battle Management Language (BML), C2 adaptor improvements, and enhancements to the understanding across both communities. The SIMCI OIPT is co-chaired by PEO STRI and PEO Command, Control and Communications Tactical (PEO C3T).