NCS News Desk

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. 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 […]

National Center for Simulation Announces COVID-19 Response Scholarship Drive

Posted on April 20, 2020 in General News, Press Release,

National Center for Simulation Announces COVID-19 Response Scholarship Drive April 20, 2020—Orlando, Florida. The National Center for Simulation (NCS) announced today that it launched a scholarship campaign within the modeling, simulation & training (MS&T) industry to help more students with tuition and educational expenses during the recovery phase of COVID-19. The resulting scholarships of at […]

CMMC standards for non-defense contractors could be coming (Fedscoop)

Posted on April 19, 2020 in General News,

The Department of Defense‘s push to secure its leaky supply chain from cyberattacks might “rapidly” become a standard for civilian agencies too.

UCF, Orlando Health announce partnership for 3-D printing of health care items

Posted on April 16, 2020 in Uncategorized,

The advanced technicians and experts are, in part, looking into designing masks to fit all sizes and shapes of people who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak.

USAF to Launch Search for Flying Cars This Month April 14, 2020 Air Force Magazine By Rachel S. Cohen

Posted on April 15, 2020 in Uncategorized,

If successful, the service plans to buy a small number of usable flying cars—or “ORBs”—by 2023. ORB can stand for “organic resupply bus, for disaster relief teams, an operational readiness bus for improved aircraft availability, and an open requirements bus for a growing diversity of missions,” according to an Air Force solicitation document.

Grand View Research, Inc.: Flight Simulators Market Size Worth $6.4 Billion By 2027

Posted on April 8, 2020 in General News,

The global flight simulator market size is expected to reach USD 6.4 billion by 2027, expanding at a revenue-based CAGR of 4.2%, according to a study conducted by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing adoption of Full Flight Simulator (FFS) owing to high fidelity and reliability is expected to provide adequate growth prospects over the coming […]

Save Your Business – Flatten The (Health Insurance) Curve

Posted on March 27, 2020 in Uncategorized,

ORLANDO, Fla., March 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — “While flattening the curve of COVID-19 infections will save lives, flattening the inflationary curve of employer-sponsored health plans will save businesses.  Luckily, both are possible,” reports Donovan Pyle, CEO of Health Compass Consulting.—flatten-the-health-insurance-curve-301029486.html

‘Space Force’ name changed postponed for Patrick AFB, Cape Canaveral

Posted on March 25, 2020 in Uncategorized,

Amid the coronavirus outbreak that has infected over 390,000 people worldwide, Space Force officials have delayed renaming Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to “Patrick Space Force Base” and “Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.” See more at this link:

See What Defense Leaders are Saying – Local defense sector insulated from virus — but contract slowdowns a concern

Posted on March 20, 2020 in Uncategorized,

Central Florida’s defense sector is moving along as Department of Defense money keeps coming in and telework proves to not be a problem for the software-heavy industry, National Center for Simulation President George Cheros told Orlando Business Journal. “We’re lucky we’re tech-based.”

Defense Innovation Unit to Sponsor Computer Vision Prize Challenge (NDIA & DUI)

Posted on March 16, 2020 in Uncategorized,

The Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit is preparing to launch another industry competition to boost computer vision technology that could aid disaster relief efforts, a top official said March 11.

I/ITSEC Scholarships Announced: 2020 RADM Fred Lewis Postgraduate Scholarship & Leonard P. Gollobin Graduate Scholarship.

Posted on March 16, 2020 in Uncategorized,

All pertinent application information can be found at

Navy Vows Better Outreach for Trainer Development (NTSA – By Stew Magnuson and Mandy Mayfield)

Posted on March 8, 2020 in Uncategorized,

“We are open to having [companies] come in separately and brief us and talk to us about their capabilities. And if those capabilities match up with where we are going with our requirements, then we can refer them to whatever [acquisition] method we are using.”

Air Force Magazine: Elon Musk: ‘The Fighter Jet Era Has Passed'

Posted on March 2, 2020 in Event News,

ORLANDO, Fla.—Step aside, fighter jets: Autonomous drones and manned spaceflight are the future of military aerospace, SpaceX founder Elon Musk said at AFA’s Air Warfare Symposium here Feb. 28.