Recently, NETWARS has been federated with the Naval Simulation System (NSS).
With the fidelity of NETWARS communications, coupled with the-high-level campaign direction of NSS, the Navy has a much better understanding of how to allocate its resources for the highest return-on-investment.
The NETWARS program is managed jointly by the Command, Control, Communications, and Computer (C4) Systems Directorate of the Joint Staff (J-6) and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).
The SSC San Diego C4ISR laboratory develops communications models of systems for NETWARS to assess military communications networks and the impact of communications on C4ISR operations.
NETWARS is a discrete event simulator developed using the Optimized Network Engineering Tool (OPNET) Development Kit (ODK).
NETWARS makes use of four primary databases: (1) Communications Device Model Library; (2) Operations Facilities (OPFACs) Library; (3) Organization Library; and (4) Information Exchange Requirement (IER) Library.
NETWARS provides a communications simulation environment that supports assessments of all these technologies.
Models may be added to the NETWARS library, for example, models may be high or low fidelity.