President’s Corner

Welcome to the President’s Corner! 

Happy New Year to our members, academic partners, Team Orlando, and other government partners! We closed out the year with a tremendously successful 2023 I/ITSEC. Congratulations to our colleagues at NTSA on an outstanding conference.

Our NCS Membership Night is scheduled for Thursday, January 18. Our team, led by Lana Wallis, promises to provide an outstanding venue, food, drinks and a few surprises to make this a fun event to celebrate 2024 and kick-off the New Year!  Also, our 11th Annual Lou Frey Memorial Charity Golf Tournament will be held at the prestigious Interlachen Country Club on March 25, 2024.  Sponsorships are going fast…reach out to us if you would like to join in on this special day that has raised over $500,000 for scholarships, STEM and Civics education.

I would like to use this forum to pay tribute to RADM James Robb, who passed away on November 1.  Most of us remember him as the President of NTSA and the “face of I/ITSEC”.  Prior to that, had a distinguished career as a Naval aviator and officer in the United States Navy.   During my conversations with him, his dedication and concern for our industry always came through loud and clear. The NCS team joins our colleagues at NTSA in mourning his passing and my thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.  Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Feel free to personally reach out to Neal or me with any questions and suggestions. Thanks for the continued support!


George E. Cheros
President and CEO