On 23-24 Jun, Dr. Lee Lacy, Chairman NCS Board of Directors and Lt Gen (Ret) Baptiste + more than 60 other civic leaders participated in the Baker Hostetler Central Florida Partnership "Trip to Washington, D.C.". The purpose of the trip was to educate and inform our elected officials of the importance of MS&T to the economy of Central Florida. To view excerpts from the trip, click on the attached link to the Central Florida Partnership's "EVERYMONDAY":
Lockheed Martin Corp. said Wednesday it has won a big special-operations support contract, potentially worth $5 billion, that will be overseen by its newly expanded high-tech training division in Orlando.
The United States Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) has commissioned an independent study with Old Dominion University’s (ODU) Virginia Modeling and Simulation Center (VMASC) and the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) (not for profit organizations) to conduct data collection and independent analysis necessary to develop an actionable roadmap of events and actions necessary for a phased technology refresh of its Joint Training Environment (JTE) Live, Virtual, and Constructive federation. This is an opportunity for NCS Members to help chart the course for future effort. To learn more, click on the attached file.
Florida has received a boost in representation on the Congressional Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Leadership Caucus. Congressman Adam Putnam (FL-12), Congressman Alan Grayson
(FL-08), Congressman Bill Posey (FL-15) and Congressman Vern Buchanan have joined Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas (FL-24) and Congressman Jeff Miller (FL-01) on the Caucus. The M&S Leadership Caucus showcases M&S initiatives, promotes the M&S Industry and serves as a forum to understand the policy challenges facing this growing and versatile technology. To view the entire Caucus Membership, click on the attached file.
Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Orlando operations have landed new business worth nearly $14 million to perform maintenance and equipment support services to the Army and Navy, the Department of Defense said this week.
The Army awarded Lockheed Missiles & Fire Control Orlando a contract worth $7.9 million for inspection, refurbishment and other high-tech maintenance work related to the Apache helicopter's navigation and weapons-targeting system.
Lockheed Missiles employs about 4,000 at its Sand Lake Road facilities in south Orlando. It is Bethesda, Md-based Lockheed's largest operation in Florida.
In a separate deal, Lockheed's Orlando high-tech training division said it received a $5.9 million Army deal to perform field and depot support services for the Apache chopper's weapons system.
Below is a request from RADM (Ret) Fred Lewis, President NTSA, for all NCS Member companies to write to the OMB, Executive Office of the President and protest a decision by the Economic Classification Policy Committee (ECPC) to reject the NTSA-led and NCS endorsed effort to establish NAICS codes for the M&S Industry. To make this as painless as possible, a draft letter is attached for your use with Company Stationary.
The deadline for comments on the ECPC decision is 12 Jul 10.
Thomas L. Baptiste, Lt Gen, USAF (Ret)
President/ Executive Director
National Center for Simulation