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Just imagine it – firefighters rescuing victims from a burning building without the slightest chance of injury – students whose lecturers are world leaders – first responders and emergency personnel in rural communities with instant access to hands-on medical training – and theme park guests whose day ends with a true “Top Gun” flight experience.
Because of a unique and innovative organization, these dreams are reality. The National Center for Simulation (NCS) was formed in 1993 as the link among the defense industry, government, and academia on behalf of the entire modeling, simulation and training community. Its mission is to facilitate networking among its growing local, national, and international membership and potential partners and customers in government, industry, education, and commerce.
As a forum, showcase, advocate and archive for simulation, training, and modeling knowledge and resources, NCS works to strengthen the simulation community’s synergy, foster innovation, and tell the story of modeling, simulation, and training to decision makers and the general public. NCS members actively create an environment where collective efforts result in new awareness and applications for military readiness, space exploration, health care, transportation, education, entertainment, and technology development.
NCS is headquartered in Orlando, Florida – home of the epicenter of the modeling, simulation and training industry and more than 150+ industry companies, the University of Central Florida, the acquisition commands for the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, the Air Force Agency for Modeling & Simulation plus 10 other federal government agencies and joint commands. Orlando's Research Park provides an environment that fosters collaboration, cooperation and partnership between academia, industry and government found nowhere else in the world.