Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has reiterated that a revitalization of the Defense Department‘s wargaming program will facilitate new ideas and technologies that address the changing security environment, DoD News reported Friday.
Cheryl Pellerin writes Work and Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, have indicated in a War on the Rocks guest piece published Tuesday that the Pentagon plans to integrate wargaming into analytical efforts.
“This effort is part of our broader commitment to foster greater innovation within the department, make the most of increasingly constrained resources and avoid operational or technological surprise in tomorrow’s dynamic security environment,” they said, according to the report.
DoD currently works to build up a repository that will provide centralized access to all wargaming information and insights as well as establish a defense wargaming alignment group to coordinate with senior leaders regarding priorities, the report said.
Work and Selva also pointed to collaboration with U.S. partners and allies and the development of relevant military school curricula to support DoD’s wargaming initiatives.