Wargaming Activities in the Department of Defense
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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This is our final report on the audit of Wargaming Activities in DoD. The audit was made from April 1987 through February 1988. The overall audit objectives were to evaluate the adequacy of management policy and procedures for validating the objectives of wargaming activities in DoD. We also planned to evaluate the adequacy of management controls to prevent the duplication of wargaming efforts and the usefulness of wargaming to DoD managers in the decision making process. In addition, we evaluated the internal controls applicable to our audit objectives. We limited the scope of our audit to selected DoD Components whose primary missions were education and training. Therefore, we did not determine the usefulness of wargaming to DoD managers in the decision making process. However, the audit showed that Department of Defense Service schools, colleges, and training centers had expended or planned to expand wargaming capabilities by purchasing computer systems, developing modeling and data base software, and constructing facilities without clear objectives and guidance on joint wargaming activities.
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