Modelling, Simulation and Analysis (Ms&A) – Potent Enabling Tools for Planning and Executing Complex Major National Events

Modélisation, Simulation et Analyse (Ms & A) – Outil Efficace Permettant la Planification et la Réalisation d’événements Complexes d’envergure Nationale


  1. Masys, A.
  2. Vallerand, A.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Modelling, Simulation & Analysis (MS&A) are known as crucial, effective and efficient enablers of Defence Communities from Concept Development & Experimentation (CD&E) to Training. In Public Safety and Security in general and in particular in recent complex major national events such as the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, the impact of MS&A has been significant, though far less known. Drawing upon case studies, this report argues that MS&A is a potent enabling tool for Defence & Security Communities not only from CD&E to Training, but in all aspects of Capability, from Strategy/Policy to Capability Development, Capability Generation, Capability Employment and Network Enabled Capability (NEC). The methodologies by which MS&A became a crucial enabler to ensure safe and secure conduct of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and G8/G20 Summits are highlighted in this report. Given the recurrent nature of complex major national events as well as the growing requirement to efficiently test and validate Emergency Management Plans and Business Continuity Plans, a persistent capability framework to support (National and International) Major Events security and safety planning and operations has been undertaken that includes a persistent and credible S&T and MS&A capability. This persistent capability is in many ways comparable with the DoD Information Analysis Centers (IACs; and the DHS Simulation and Analysis Center (

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M&S;modeling;simulation;analysis;CD&E;training;security;network-enabled capability;NEC;strategy;policy;capability development;capability generation;capability employment;Olympics;safety;security;defence;complex national major events
Report Number
DRDC-CSS-TM-2011-20 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Oct 2011
Number of Pages
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