On November 13, 2013, the DoD Undersecretary of Defense published a memorandum entitled “Better Buying Power 2.0: Continuing the Pursuit for Greater Efficiency and Productivity in Defense Spending.” This memo is a “preliminary version” designed to allow the procurement community to comment on the concepts presented before the final guidance is published. I strongly recommend you read the memo, discuss it with fellow procurement professionals and submit comments to DoD. You can read the memo and its attachments by clicking here: http://www.acq.osd.mil/docs/USD%28ATL%29%20Signed%20Memo%20to%20Workforc....
Central Florida Spotlight, a weekly television show that showcases items of importance to Central Florida, recently featured the Medical Simulation Industry. Greg Warmoth interviewed Thomas Baptiste, Lt. Gen., USAF (Ret.), President of NCS; Dr. Roger Smith, CTO, Florida Hospital - Nicholson Center for Surgical Advancment; and Dr. Arnold Advincula, Medical Director, Gynecologic Robotic Surgery Program, Florida Hospital Global Robotics Institute.
The entire show can be accessed via the following link:
Join your fellow NCS members to welcome the Canadian companies attending I/ITSEC on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM at the Rosen Centre Hotel - Salon 1.
The event is jointly sponsored by the Consulate General of Canada (Miami), National Center for Simulation and Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission. Please view the invitation for details and RSVP no later than November 30, 2012.
NCS held its latest semiannual Membership Night on Wednesday, 7 November 2012 in Partnership III. More than 150 Members and invited guests took advantage of the event to network with their colleagues from Industry, Academia and Government. Six Member Companies/Organizations stepped forward as sponsors: Nperspective, ASI Displays, CliftonLarsonAllen, the Canadian Consulate in Miami, FullSail University and MT3.
Lt Gen (Ret) Baptiste took advantage of the event to talk about the impact of a possible round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) in 2015 and steps the Community is already taking to prepare itself to protect the military infrastructure in the Research Park. The slides used for the presentation are attached.
The Henry C. Okraski Scholarship winners for 2012 are Summer Olsen and Samirbhai Patel. The scholarships are awarded annually to students at Daytona State College who are studying in the Simulation and Robotics Technology Degree program.
Congratulations to Summer and Samirbhai from the NCS membership. We wish them well as they continue to pursue their degree and establish their careers in the Modeling and Simulation industry! Follow the link below to read notes of gratitude from the winners and the Daytona State College Director of Development.
Congressman Daniel Webster and Cybernet's CEO, Heidi Jacobus, look on as a cadet from SER-FL-259 Squadron tests out the new flight simulator pod loaned to the facility.
Cadets from the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) 259th Central Florida Composite Squadron participated in a special presentation on August 14, celebrating the delivery of a flight simulator pod that Cybernet Systems Corporation recently loaned to the SER-FL-259 Squadron facility.
US Rep. Daniel Webster (FL-08) and Cybernet CEO Heidi Jacobus, attended the event and spoke to the cadets, each taking the opportunity to encourage the young men and women to study hard, listen well and always continue learning.
Cybernet Systems Corporation, one of America's leading businesses in research and development with offices in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Orlando, Fla., loaned the flight simulator pod, which was originally built by Cybernet as an F-16 EAAGLES simulator prototype.
Orlando, FL - Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS) announced today that the Cross-Cultural Competence Trainer (3CT) Mobile was selected as a finalist in the 2012 Serious Games Showcase & Challenge (SGS&C), which is held annually at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). The Joint Staff J7, Joint & Coalition Warfighting (JCW), Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) submitted the entry into the Mobile and Government categories. Engineering & Computer Simulations developed the game under contract to Joint Knowledge Online.
3CT is a non-theater specific culture training course comprised of a military track and a civilian track including mission specific lessons such as humanitarian assistance/disaster relief and provincial reconstruction teams (PRTs). The 3CT Mobile course is a companion to the course on JKO and will allow users to receive credit as if they took it on their computer. 3CT Mobile has interactive serious game scenarios for each lesson. ECS converted the desktop version of 3CT to a cross-platform mobile version in support of Joint Knowledge Online.