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The Wargaming Department of the U.S. Naval War College hosted the Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) Operational Game on 18-23 July, 2010. The game was sponsored by OPNAV N2/N6 on behalf of the Chief of Naval Operations, ADM Gary Roughead. The game was held in McCarty Little Hall at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

The MDA Operational Game featured 94 participants including 38 players representing 12 countries, all of which were selected based on their widely dispersed locations as well as their previous MDA and MDA-related information sharing experience. The following nations participated: Bahrain, Brazil, Colombia, India, Italy, Japan, Pakistan, South Africa, Singapore, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.