NCS News Desk

Orlando Leaders Advocate Regional Priorities to State Lawmakers

Posted on January 17, 2020 in Uncategorized,

The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) hosted a delegation of 35 business leaders to proactively advance the Orlando region’s agenda to key members of the legislature in Tallahassee during the opening days of the 2020 legislative session.

Here’s what Orlando sim firms have on the radar for 2020 (Orlando Business Journal – Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on January 17, 2020 in Uncategorized,

Most of the work done by local simulation companies is on behalf of the defense industry. The new budget will allow the defense side of the industry to continue growing, George Cheros, president and CEO of the Orlando-based National Center for Simulation, told Orlando Business Journal. After all, new spending programs and contracts can’t operate without a […]

Dignitas Technologies Lands $99M Defense Training Work

Posted on January 14, 2020 in Uncategorized,

Orlando-based Dignitas Technologies LLC won a $99 million contract to provide two training systems. All of the work for the contract will take place in Orlando, and it’s expected to be finished by January 2025. 

Orange County Convention Center names new executive director (Orlando Business Journal – Susan Lundine)

Posted on January 9, 2020 in Uncategorized,

Mark Tester has been named the new executive director of the Orange County Convention Center, effective Feb. 10.

History Lesson. How did a Navy training base closed after BRAC become Baldwin Park? (David Whitley – Oralndo Sentinel)

Posted on January 7, 2020 in Uncategorized,

…if that paratrooper were alive today, it’s safe to say he wouldn’t recognize the landing zone, which now features a CVS, a Publix and a Five Guys burgers.

Year in review: Largest defense contracts of 2019 (Orlando Business Journal – Alex. Soderstrom)

Posted on December 30, 2019 in Uncategorized,

5. Lockheed lands its first 2019 missile contract on Space Coast, valued at $559M 4. Hellfire, F-35 & laser detection: Lockheed, Northrop score $840.2M in local defense work 3. Lockheed, Northrop snare $1.2B of defense work for F-35s, Hellfire missiles, Advanced Hawkeye 2. Northrop Grumman lands $1.4B defense contract with work in Central Florida 1. […]

Air Force “Open Topic” – Let’s Learn More

Posted on December 29, 2019 in Uncategorized,

Since the introduction of the Open Topic Air Force has awarded more than 900 contracts worth a combined total of approximately $220 million.

Another First in Innovative Contracting – Air Force Virtual Pitch Day ($9.5M) (Sgt. Rachel Waller, United States Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa Public Affairs)

Posted on December 19, 2019 in Uncategorized,

U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa A8I Operational Innovation Branch and the 764th Enterprising Solutions Squadron awarded their first virtual Pitch Day contract, Dec. 13.

SOFWERX 3D Geospatial Tech Sprint Series

Posted on December 18, 2019 in Uncategorized,

NCS NATION:  Open to Industry, Academia and National Labs: Objective:  Further automate production and dissemination of 3D geospatial data in OGC CDB format to accelerate content creation and meet Warfighter needs for tactical terrain data in open industry standard formats. Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) industry standards enable interoperability of geospatial data across systems and applications that […]

NCS Core Competency is supporting Tech Transfer from DoD work to Commercial Sector.

Posted on December 15, 2019 in Uncategorized,

Here is another great example. The smell of success: How military work can lead to commercial opportunities (Orlando Business Journal – Alex Soderstrom) Orlando is the MS&T capital of the world, and the industry is valued at $6 billion locally. A heavy cluster of MS&T firms exists at Central Florida Research Park, which houses the nation’s […]

Catchin Up with the Exec: Luminar Technologies Inc. Chief Technology Officer Jason Eichenholz (Orlando Business Journal)

Posted on December 15, 2019 in Uncategorized,

Nice artcle with our neighbor Jason Eichenholz. Although Eichenholz said there is progress to be made before we have fully autonomous vehicles, the industry is fast-emerging, expected to be worth $556 billion by 2026, according to Allied Market Research.

Serious Games Award Winners Named at I/ITSEC (MS&T Magazine)

Posted on December 14, 2019 in Uncategorized,

After a busy four days and hundreds of visitors to the Serious Games Showcase and Challenge (SGS&C) booth at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, Florida, the top winners from the 25 finalist games were announced at an awards ceremony during I/ITSEC. 

Why Central Florida…one more reason (Fox 35 Orlando – Ms. Lara Greenberg)

Posted on December 13, 2019 in Uncategorized,

Nearly 100 Orange County teachers receive free Master’s Degrees from University of Central Florida

This duo is using AR to revolutionize Orlando’s art scene. Here’s how. (Orlando Business Journal Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on December 12, 2019 in Uncategorized,

n an alleyway off Colonial Street, there’s not much to see except the backsides of buildings. But use the City Unseen app and a sculpture appears, towering over the two-story buildings. 

America is experiencing a space renaissance. And Florida is the epicenter (WJLA by Joce Sterman and Alex Brauer)

Posted on December 10, 2019 in Uncategorized,

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (SBG) — It’s been 50 years since NASA sent three men hurtling through space, bound for the moon. But in the decades that have followed, private innovators have found a way to make space exploration faster and cheaper, helping to fuel a space Renaissance in America.

Riptide Software Inc. Oviedo software firm scores $43M defense contract (Orlando Business Journal Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on December 10, 2019 in Uncategorized,

Oviedo-based Riptide Software Inc. was awarded a $43 million U.S. Army contract for work related to the Targetry Range Automated Control and Recording system, a military training system. The contract is expected to be completed by Dec. 2, 2027. 

NavalX Tech Bridge at I/ITSEC

Posted on December 7, 2019 in Uncategorized,

Orlando, Florida provided the perfect backdrop to bring together all six Tech Bridge locations for a quarterly summit, including the newest member, Palmetto Tech Bridge. The event also brought in participants from Office of Naval Research, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), Naval Post Graduate School, Office of […]

The DoD has awarded over $20 Million to BRIDG for next generation microelectronic multichip systems.

Posted on December 5, 2019 in Uncategorized,

Kissimmee, Florida – The U.S. Department of Defense’s Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) office has awarded BRIDG its first major federal defense contract valued at up to more than $20 million to provide a new technology for next generation microelectronic multi-chip systems that will strengthen national security and cyber resiliency for the United States […]