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Exclusive: Northrop Grumman Inks Big Office Lease Deal Near UCF

Posted on October 5, 2020 in Uncategorized,

Northrop Grumman Corp. — which employs roughly 4,000 people in Central Florida — plans to consolidate several of its local offices into one location near the University of Central Florida.

National Center for Simulation’s President and CEO, was named to Florida 500

Posted on October 5, 2020 in Uncategorized,

National Center for Simulation’s President and CEO, was Named toFlorida 500 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Dolly Rairigh Glass, dolly@mycapitalcommunications.com, 407.797.7851 Orlando, Florida – October 1, 2020. George Cheros, National Center for Simulation’s president and CEO, was named to Florida 500, a special publication that highlights the 500 most influential executives in different economic sectors throughout the […]

NCS President / CEO George Cheros Named to Florida 500 (Florida Trend Magazine)

Posted on October 4, 2020 in Uncategorized,

For the second year in a row, NCS president George Cheros was named to Florida 500, a special publication that highlights the 500 most influential executives in different economic sectors throughout the state of Florida.

Slovakian contractor Virtual Reality Media launches U.S. arm in Orlando (Orlando Business Journal (By Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on September 30, 2020 in Uncategorized,

When John Daniele led international programs for the U.S. Army’s simulation arm, he frequently worked with Slovakian training firm Virtual Reality Media A.S. (VRM Slovakia). VRM Slovakia’s president always talked to Daniele about establishing a U.S. presence, but little did Daniele know that, years later, he’d be tapped to be its CEO.  Daniele and Virtual Reality Media […]

UCF eyes future high-tech campus at Orlando airport (Orlando Business Journal – Richard Bilbao)

Posted on August 19, 2020 in Uncategorized,

“The vision for what we are calling the UCF-MCO Partnership is to develop a digital-twin [technology] campus that would be a model for the nation in this emerging technology,” said Beverly Seay, UCF’s board of trustees chair, during the presentation.

MASS Wins Joint Command and Staff Training Contract (Halldale Group)

Posted on August 6, 2020 in Uncategorized,

Defence and training support company, MASS, has been awarded the Joint Command and Staff Training (JCAST) contract for UK Strategic Command, worth in excess of £11 million across a two-year period.

Orlando expected to grow gaming industry thanks to simulation sector By Orlando Business Journal Alex Soderstrom

Posted on August 1, 2020 in General News,

Daryl Holt and Waymon Armstrong often quip to each other about employees that have been hired and then hired away multiple times by their two companies — Electronic Arts Inc. and Engineering & Computer Simulations Inc. (ECS).  “We joke sometimes, ‘Hey, how’s that person working out? When do I have a shot at them again?’” Holt, vice president […]

NCS Announces Four New Inductees into the Modeling & Simulation Hall of Fame

Posted on July 27, 2020 in Uncategorized,

NCS Announces 2020 Modeling & Simulation Hall of Fame Inductees The National Center for Simulation (NCS) announced four new members for induction to the NCS Modeling and Simulation Hall of Fame. Dale P. Bennett, a retired Lockheed Martin executive who was a driving force for reinventing the way simulation was used; Dr. Pamela Boyers, associate […]

Pegasus Professor Inducted into the National Center for Simulation Hall of Fame

Posted on July 21, 2020 in Uncategorized,

Charlie Hughes has dedicated his career to advancing the world of modeling and simulation and has played a major role in the success of dozens of students.

Central Florida counties join the Space Force HQ race (By Alex Soderstrom – Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal)

Posted on July 20, 2020 in Uncategorized,

The Orlando area certainly meets the requirements laid out by the Air Force, George Cheros, CEO of the Orlando-based National Center for Simulation, told OBJ. Those requirements include being among the 150 biggest metros areas in the U.S. and having a military base within 25 miles.  Central Florida Research Park, which is adjacent the University of Central […]

Why Electronic Arts Produces Games in Orlando (By Amanda Roche Director, Marketing and Communications Orlando Economic Partnership)

Posted on July 20, 2020 in Uncategorized,

EA Tiburon is building a new 180,000-square-foot, five-story building in the heart of downtown Orlando at Creative Village. Creative Village is a digital media district, located next door to FIEA, which houses a robust downtown campus of the University of Central Florida (UCF) and Valencia College. Direct access and proximity to this talent pipeline is one […]

National Center for Simulation Awards $10,000 in Scholarships; Expects to Exceed $35,000 by Summer’s End

Posted on July 15, 2020 in Press Release,

June 24, 2020—Orlando, Florida.  The National Center for Simulation (NCS) announced the award winners for the 2020 NCS Henry C. Okraski scholarships. Ten graduating high school students from Orange and Seminole County high schools will receive $1,000 scholarships to use in their pursuit of a secondary education in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) […]

NCS Announces 2020 Modeling & Simulation Hall of Fame Inductees

Posted on July 14, 2020 in Uncategorized,

Orlando, FLA. July 13, 2020 — The National Center for Simulation (NCS) announced three new members for induction to the NCS Modeling and Simulation Hall of Fame. Dale P. Bennett, a retired Lockheed Martin executive who was a driving force for reinventing the way simulation was used; Dr. Pamela Boyers, associate vice chancellor for clinical […]

Surge in Corporate Purchases Driving 2020 U.S. Game-Based Learning Market; New Report Forecasts Annual CAGR of Almost 30%; U.S. Sales of $7.5 Billion by 2025

Posted on July 1, 2020 in Uncategorized,

ORLANDO – July 1, 2020 – The U.S. has become the top buying country for serious games worldwide, driven by a rise in corporate sales, according to a new report done by analyst firm Metaari. The rapid growth rate of game-based learning (GBL) in the U.S. – forecast to have a CAGR of 29.2% over […]

Cybersecurity Firm GLESEC Moves Headquarters to Orlando (Amanda Roche, OEP)

Posted on June 25, 2020 in Uncategorized,

International cybersecurity firm GLESEC is moving its headquarters from Princeton, New Jersey to Orlando. The new headquarters will be home to the GLESEC Secured Operations Center (SOC) and Cyber Range Training Facilities in addition to administration and sales. The company plans to hire 26 professionals in the next three years and set up a facility […]

AFVentures Connects the Military With Silicon Valley

Posted on June 19, 2020 in Uncategorized,

“In addition to the government, venture capitalists and investors are a key component of accelerating innovation in sectors we rely on to accomplish our mission,” said Maj. Tony Perez, AFWERX Spark Cell lead. “To better collaborate and understand the different roles we play, we need Airmen who understand the world of startups, investing and technological advancement.”

Virtualware has become member of the Orlando-based National Center for Simulation (NCS)

Posted on June 16, 2020 in Uncategorized,

Virtualware will leverage NCS membership to develop innovative partnerships supporting complex VR simulators for training, introducing Virtualware Immersive Room (VIROO): a VR solution for full-scope field training that allows companies, institutions and universities to replicate multi-user scenarios in 1:1 scale, transforming any physical location into a full immersion center.

Air Force releases new criteria for SPACECOM HQ, eyes early 2021 decision (Federal News Network)

Posted on May 19, 2020 in Uncategorized,

The press release states that the revised process “expands the number of locations eligible for consideration” to host the headquarters — suggesting Florida may reenter the pool of candidate sites — and will include a “comprehensive and transparent analysis before selecting a final location.” The approach will take into consideration the Space Force’s “emerging” organizational […]

UCF Board leader Beverly Seay aims to steer university through next crisis (Orlando Business Journal)

Posted on May 18, 2020 in Uncategorized,

Seay, who has been on the Board of Trustees since 2013, has made changes that she said will strengthen the board’s oversight, including the addition of a staff person at the university who primarily works with board members.

International Cyber-Security Firm GLESEC is offering organizations with free Breach & Attack Simulation Testing on Immediate Cybersecurity Threats

Posted on April 23, 2020 in Press Release,

ORLANDO, FLORIDA. April 22nd, 2020. International Cyber-Security Firm GLESEC is offering organizations with free Breach & Attack Simulation Testing on Immediate Cybersecurity Threats until May 31st, 2020. www.glesec.com As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the globe the number of cyberattacks has dramatically increased. This is in part due to the move to a work […]

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