To support its mission to create a unified national community of individuals and organizations around the Modeling and Simulation (M&S) discipline, the NM&SC is establishing key organizational and industry initiatives. These initiatives include establishing an over-arching research agenda, a mapping to visualize M&S development and help organizations identify potential collaborators, and efforts to develop M&S North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. Other key industry initiatives to coalesce M&S as a discipline will be identified as appropriate.
Concerning the NAICS codes, NM&SC is working on a revised submission package for submission and consideration. Current status of this work was provided during the 2017 National Meeting in Dearborn, MI, September 25-26. Briefing slides are available in the Summary Report of the meeting.